1 to 1 counselling
Deciding to pursue counselling can be a difficult decision for anyone. Recognising that things are not as you want them to be and having a desire to change is the first step on a transformative journey. Counselling can be a powerful tool for positive growth, recovery, and self-empowerment. As a counsellor, I understand the courage it takes to make these changes, and I am here to support you on your journey.
It's important to understand that my role as a counsellor is not to give advice but to listen and encourage you to question the way you perceive things, react to situations or people, and develop new coping strategies. Throughout our sessions, I will actively listen to you, gain an understanding of your circumstances, offer support and insight, and work at your pace. Our focus will be on whatever you choose to bring to each appointment. I will provide you with the time and space you need to explore any difficulties or worries you are experiencing. Together, we will build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect, and empathy. Our sessions will create a non-judgmental space where you will feel comfortable expressing your emotions and being yourself. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment for my clients, welcoming people from all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner. In our work together, I will listen to you on a neutral level, without judging or telling you what's best for you. My role is to offer support and enable you to find your own answers and solutions to your questions. I am here to help you talk about whatever is bothering you, understand why you feel the way you do, and develop strategies for managing your experiences.
I use an integrated model of counselling that incorporates psychodynamic concepts along with the influences of transactional analysis (TA), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and person-centred approaches. The aim of these theories is to develop insight into the true nature of your difficulties and their origins.
People attend counselling for many reasons, including low mood or depression, anxiety or stress, bereavement, racism, relationship difficulties, bullying, family conflicts, abuse or trauma in adulthood or past childhood, mental health challenges, illness, disability, gender, religion, trauma, self-esteem or body image issues, and eating disorders.
Monday, Thursday & Friday