Is life proving difficult at the moment?
Have you decided that enough is enough and that it’s time to take charge?
Are you ready to work through the issues that are getting in the way of your happiness?
Do you need a non-judgmental space where you can unburden yourself and be completely open and honest?
If so, you would benefit greatly from counselling.
Counselling provides a confidential, safe space in which you can explore difficulties, worries and anxieties. It can help you to re-evaluate your relationship with yourself and with others. It can give you the opportunity to consider new possibilities, make different choices, and resolve problems. And with new understanding and self-awareness comes the opportunity for inner and outer transformation.
Ultimately, the aim of counselling is to help you lead a more fulfilling life.
Counselling has many benefits. It can help you to:
feel lighter and less burdened
increase your self awareness, self-confidence and self-acceptance
improve your self-esteem
gain more personal clarity
enjoy healthier, more meaningful and fulfilling relationships
experience a greater sense of inner control
have a more relaxed and positive experience of life
I will offer you a safe and confidential therapeutic environment in which to explore your issues; one that is calm and accepting.
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their ethical guidelines for good practice, which you can look up here: BACP Ethical Framework.
I started my counselling career in January 2009, at the local hospice, as a member of the MacMillan Bereavement Service. I now run my own private practice. I’ve worked with a broad range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work-related problems, life transitions, cultural and identity issues, ill health, low self-esteem and bereavement.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that my work blends together techniques from several different counselling models.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
M. Scott Peck
It is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose to work with, which is why I offer all new clients an initial, no-obligation, confidential consultation.
This meeting gives you an opportunity to meet me and ask any questions, and it allows me to find out what you’re looking to work through so that I can ensure I am the right person to help you. You can then decide whether or not to proceed. You will not be put under any pressure.
If you would like to take things further, then we can contract for a minimum of six sessions, with the option to continue with either short or longer term counselling as best suits your needs.
Short-term work involves agreeing a specific focus for the sessions which we decide together. Longer-term work involves ongoing sessions, which enable you to explore deeper issues and to tend to your continuing personal development.
Sessions are held at the same time and day each week, last 60 minutes, and are charged at £40, payable by cash, credit card, Paypal, cheque or bank transfer.
Appointments are available during weekdays, weekday evenings, and Sunday afternoons.
Please contact me on 07969 807934 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial assessment and/or for further information. I’d be happy to help.
You may find my article "The Myths About Counselling" interesting: click here.