What is counselling about?
Counselling offers you a safe place where you can talk in confidence about whatever you wish. It provides an opportunity to make more sense of your life and develop a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Counselling can help you see the way forward more clearly and make choices.
In counselling you have a place to explore difficult, painful, uncomfortable or confusing feelings with someone who will treat you with respect and not judge you.
My approach is called Person Centred which focuses on exploring your feelings, thoughts and behaviour as the key to understanding yourself and your relationships. I also incorporate elements of psychodynamic practice and CBT where appropriate. I will listen carefully to what you say, not make a judgement or tell you what to do, but share my understanding and gently challenge to help you gain insight.
The first session provides the opportunity for you to begin to talk about the issues you would like to look at and to find out more about counselling. It also gives the chance to explore if it would be helpful for us to work together.
Comments from some of my previous clients
"Thankyou for all the help you gave me over the past two and a half years. Coming to see you gave me a lot of strength. You are an excellent counsellor, very grounded, sensitive, warm and caring".
"Thankyou for all your help over the last months. I don't think I could have moved forward without your help".
"I want to thank you for the time you gave me. You really helped me try to keep things in perspective and for the first time in counselling, I did feel that you understood".
"Thankyou very much for your help throughout a period when I often felt lost and hopeless".