Thinking about and then going into individual counselling can be one of the hardest decisions a person can make. For you to realise that things are not how you wish them to be and to want to make a change is for most, the beginning of this journey. With counselling, it’s all about journeys, journeys towards positive growth, recovery and self-empowerment. As a counsellor I recognise the courage it takes to make these changes and I am here to help support you on your journey.
As a counsellor, I am not here to give advice, but to listen and help you question the way you look at things, the way you behave or react to situations or people and also help you to develop new strategies for dealing with your situation. As individual counselling sessions progress, I will get to know you, develop an understanding of your circumstances, listening to what you have to say and offer support and insight. The individual sessions will go at your pace, with us working on whatever you wish to bring to each appointment.
People attend counselling for many different reasons, including :
- Low mood or depression
- Anxiety or stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Family difficulties
- Abuse or rape in adulthood or past childhood
- Mental Health difficulties
- Illness or disabilities
- Self esteem or body image difficulties
- Eating disorders
I will give you space and time to explore any difficulties or worries you are experiencing. We will work towards building a therapeutic relationship together which will be based on trust, respect and empathy. We will create a non-judgemental space where you will feel able to be yourself and express your emotions.
Duration: 50 minutes
Availability: Monday to Saturday