WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling is the process of exploring and making sense of your concerns within a safe, secure and confidential environment provided by a qualified professional counsellor.
How does it work?
It provides you with a regular space and time just for you where you can talk about your worries and understand your experiences. Moreover, you will be able to connect with your feelings and find your true self. Certainly, engaging in therapy can be hugely restorative and transformative.
WHEN MIGHT YOU NEED COUNSELLING?
The need for counselling might arise when you start finding difficult to understand your experiences, thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
In what circumstances…
You might start feeling that life changes are becoming too overwhelming to manage. Or that things are getting on top of you in various areas of your life, for instance. Maybe, you just want to look into a particular issue that keeps recurring. In addition, you might want to work on self-exploration in search of the meaning for identity and purpose in life.
AS YOUR COUNSELLOR…
I can help you to make sense of what you are bringing into the counselling sessions. As well as to hold any feelings, thoughts or needs that you might experience through this process without judgement or prejudice.
How do I work?
I work in a non-directive manner. What that means is that it is you who decides what you want to talk about. And decide how and when you feel ready to explore your concerns. And whilst we are building a working relationship based on trust and openness, we will be able to unpack and reflect on what is going on for you.
How can I help you?
To empower you to make decisions and choices that work for you, to enable you to make changes to improve your circumstances and consequently, to foment personal growth.
THE COUNSELLING SESSIONS
Counselling is a process that it is unique and personal to you. For this reason, to make therapy most effective it is recommended that the sessions are held weekly, usually on the same day and time.
How long will I need to be in therapy?
The length of therapy will be dependent on the nature of your concerns, your commitment to the sessions and your engagement to the process.
It feels a bit daunting…
Embarking on the journey of counselling might feel a bit ‘bumpy’ at times. However, it is during the process of manoeuvring these difficult moments when the movement towards healing and wellbeing begins. On the other hand, you won’t be on your own. I will be beside you supporting you during this process
How do I know that the sessions are helping me?
At different times of the therapy, we will be reviewing if counselling is helping to meet your goals and whether new objectives need to be set or adjusted.
I provide equality of service and care to everyone, regardless of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation