How can counselling help?
Counselling is a process which helps you to develop a awareness and understanding of yourself, your struggles, emotions, strengths and joys; so that you can make positive choices for your future. This is done through talking and / or using creative methods. I provide a safe place for you to work through your difficulties without judgement. Therapy can have a long lasting positive impact on your day to day life. See ‘What I Can Help With‘ for some of the things I help clients deal with.
Do I or my Child need counselling?
No matter what our age, we can all experience difficult times and these don’t need to be because of any particular trauma. We all face challenges and stresses in life, and while we may be able to work through some of these, listening and some extra support in a therapy setting can help.
By coming to counselling you are giving yourself an opportunity to be listened to, develop your awareness of yourself and your ability to cope with the difficulties you may face.
I don’t think I can come to counselling
It can be very difficult for us to open up about the stresses of our lives or to admit when we cannot cope. Counselling provides a safe and confidential place for you to talk as openly as you wish about how you feel and be listened to with empathy and without judgement. Your choice in this is very important and therefore you control how you use counselling. However I will also encourage you to look beyond your comforts at times to allow you the opportunity to learn more about yourself.
What happens when I contact you?
When you contact me, we will have a quick chat about what is going on for you. If I believe I can help you we will set up an appointment at a time and location that suits you. In this first appointment we will talk in more detail about what you need and agree on a way to move toward that.
If you are a parent of a minor, I will speak to you initially about what the issues are before booking a first appointment for you and your child to attend together. During this first meeting I will speak to both you and your child together and separately, and we will agree a way forward.
Please see my Contact page for details on how to contact me and locations available.