Counselling is a relationship between a professional qualified person and a client, brought together to create a supportive, safe and confidential relationship, in which to talk through problems, concerns and issues.
As a counsellor I can help you develop better ways of coping, allowing you to move forward and get the most out of life. Just talking to someone confidentially who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference, with no fear of being judged or not listened to.
Counselling is not a quick fix; it takes time, and I will not be able to tell you what to do. The counselling process requires a strong relationship between client and counsellor. The aim of counselling is to help you come to terms with any problems you are facing, to help empower you to overcome them.
Counselling can give you the opportunity to explore difficult thoughts and feelings, to help you understand your problems. Counselling can also help you to understand other people and help with your relationships. To get the most from your counselling sessions you should aim to make them weekly, to help build a trusting and consistent relationship.
Good relationships are important for our wellbeing and mental health, which means when our relationships suffer, our health and happiness is also affected.
Walking & Talking Therapy
Some people don’t feel as comfortable sitting face to face in a counselling room as they do when in the outdoors walking, shoulder to shoulder. .
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seperation and Divorce
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does counselling cost?
Prices can be found on my “Therapies and Fees” page.
When do I pay for the session?
Payment can be made at the time for Face-to-face sessions at my counselling premises or 24 hours before for on-line, telephone and walk and nature therapy.
How do I pay for the sessions?
Payment can be made by bank transfer (BACS), Card payment, Paypal or cash.
How long does each counselling session last?
Each session will usually last 50 minutes or one hour depending on whether you have chosen individual counselling, walking and nature therapy or couples counselling.
How often do I need a session?
I offer weekly sessions, however once we have worked together and built a relationship then this can change to suit your personal requirements.
I work shifts, will this be a problem?
Sessions can be booked to suit your availability.
Can I have a session on the same day every week?
I can book you the same day and time each week for your session.
Do you offer sessions in the evenings or weekends?
I do offer out of hours appointments, evenings and Saturday mornings.
What if I am late for an appointment?
The session can still go ahead, but I will need to end the session at the normal time, as I will have other appointments booked.
How do I know if I need counselling?
Only you can decide whether you wish to try counselling. Just talking to someone confidentially who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference. Counselling provides a regular time for you to explore your feelings and talk about any problems you’re experiencing. I can help you develop better ways of coping, allowing you to move forward and get the most out of life.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
24 hours’ notice is required for cancellation of an appointment or payment is due.
Can I have counselling online or by telephone?
I offer online and telephone counselling if you’d rather not have counselling face to face. This is more convenient as there is no travel involved, so you do not need to live near my counselling premises.
What is counselling?
As a counsellor I will use psychotherapy to help you develop understanding and gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and to overcome difficulties that may be preventing you from living your life, as you would like. I use an integrative approach that uses different theories to create a tailored approach to your unique experience.
Accreditation/Registration of a professional body for counselling.
It means as a counsellor I have satisfied certain rules on training, practice and ethics to gain professional recognition. (e.g. BACP, NCS)
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