The following are some of the areas I cover in counselling
- Childhood issues
- Couple counselling
- Domestic violence
- Learning disability
- Life changing events
- Relationship issues
- Sexual abuse
What Is Counselling
Counselling offers that unique safe place to talk about your most inner thoughts and feelings, in a non-judgemental and confidential setting.
In this space you are completely free to express whatever you want. Often it is the first time that we hear ourselves, thus relieving us of that inner turmoil, conflict and mental pain associated with these aspects or situations we are living with.
Counselling can enable courage to look at personal challenges and situations. I find offering non judgement and confidentiality helps me to gain a deeper empathy of you and builds your trust in me. Trust builds the bonds of a strong therapeutic relationship.
I have a deep understanding and respect for the vulnerability of the client in this time and being client led will only work at the pace that you the client feel comfortable to work at.
” Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you. Adlous Huxley”
What is Psychotherapy?
The nature of counselling is normally short term 6/12 sessions. People will to seek counselling because of a certain issue or life changing event. Psychotherapy is more long term work. When somebody recognises that hold back, that has denied them the life they want. It’s that sense of knowing that your life is not being lived to the full, or lacking that feeling of wholeness.
Making that decision to look at that aspect of your life is a journey down the psychotherapy route. In that journey timing and pace are not the goals, rather a commitment to looking deeper, even challenging our thoughts and perceptions along that journey. Finding new realities, perspectives or acceptance of one’s self is what commits us to psychotherapy.
Counselling and Psychotherapy are intertwined in the same cores of empathy, non-judgemental and congruence. Psychotherapy can be the off shoot of counselling. Whilst some people will recognise that they want to engage in psychotherapy from the start.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by their Ethical Framework.
30 minute introduction session – free
60 minute session – £45.00