Counselling and Psychotherapy
What to expect from therapy
People may seek counselling for a variety of reasons, such as following a bereavement or major life-change, to help them cope with the stresses of everyday life or perhaps wishing to get to know and understand themselves better. It can be difficult to talk to friends or loved ones when we are feeling overwhelmed. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer you my support.
Life can bring many challenges, which can often leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed, low or anxious. And sometimes we may feel low but be unsure why. Person-Centred counselling is a talking therapy that gives you the space to unravel what is going on for you in a confidential, secure and non-judgemental environment. Exploring our experiences and feelings more fully can lead to greater self-awareness and insight, which in turn can help us to feel and to cope better, and to be more in control of our lives and the path we are taking.
I will be alongside you on your counselling journey, supporting you and aiming to understand how things are from your perspective. We are all unique individuals and as such, no issue feels the same for everyone. In our sessions I will be led by you and go at your pace, always ensuring that you feel safe and comfortable, as we move forward together. Depending on your individual needs, we may meet for just a few sessions or work together more long term. We would generally meet on a weekly basis.
I understand it can be hard to take the first step, but if you feel ready, I offer a free 20-minute initial consultation by phone, where you can see if you would like us to work together. I can answer any questions you may have, and we can talk through your needs, hopes and what to expect. Finding the right therapist is important and there is no obligation to commit to sessions. Please feel free to contact me now – I am ready to help and looking forward to meeting you.