Counselling

 

How can counselling help you?

Counselling / therapy aims to help you gain perspective about whatever is troubling you. The aim of the therapeutic relationship is to help you understand and accept yourself and support you to move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be.

 

I offer the therapeutic conditions of empathy, acceptance, and congruence, and a safe and confidential space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings.

Sessions will last approximately 50 minutes and will occur weekly unless otherwise agreed.

 

Therapeutic Approach

There are many different models of therapy to choose from. I work as a Person-Centered therapist.

 “The basic hypothesis of the person-centred approach is that potentially the person who can best understand and change the client is the client himself. The task of the therapist is to create the conditions where the client feels free enough, strong enough to do that.” – Dave Mearns, Person-Centred Counselling in Action

 

It is not my practice to offer advice or techniques. Neither am I in a position to diagnose mental health disorders. Though I may refer you to your GP if I am concerned for your wellbeing. 

 

I am concerned to hear and understand what's troubling you and to support you through this time so you can move forward in your life. No issue is too small.

Duration

I provide both short-term and long-term therapy and we will discuss the planned duration of our work together during our initial session. We will review your progress regularly. 

Issues I work with 

 

- Bereavement

- Loss

- Anxiety

- Self Esteem

- Relationship Issues

- Life Transitions

- Family Conflict

- Abuse

- Depression

- Anger  

- Stress

- Trauma

- Sexuality

Clients I work with

Adults (18+), older adults

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