Counselling

If you’re considering counselling it might be because you’re living with a particular feeling or question that you’d like some professional help with.  Maybe it’s a question like:

  • Why do I do that?

  • How do I get through this?

  • How can I change this?

  • Why do I feel like this?

 

Or a feeling like:

  • I’m depressed or anxious

  • I’m stuck and don’t know how to move forward

  • I’m overwhelmed by a sudden life experience like bereavement

  • Or any one of a number of other perfectly natural responses to life’s challenges

Whatever your reason for considering counselling, you can talk confidentially to me about whatever you want.  I will listen without judgement and can draw on a broad range of psychological theory and approaches that might help you with your challenge.  What I do is tailored specifically to your needs (more here) but if you’d like some more general information on what counselling is, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) does a good job of describing it here.

The process itself is fairly straightforward.  The first time we meet I’ll gather some basic background about you and your reasons for coming for counselling.  If we decide to give counselling a go, we’ll agree the details of when and how often (it’s usually once a week for 50 minutes).  From that point on it’s my job to make sure that we work towards whatever goals you set for the counselling process.  Sometimes that will be as part of a fixed number of sessions, sometimes we'll agree to take a more open-ended approach.

 

And while counselling can be challenging, it's my job to make sure the process isn’t so taxing or demanding that you don’t want to come.

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