I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can bring any concerns you want to explore. The first or initial session is an opportunity for you to explain your concerns and explore whether the experience and approach I offer suits you and the issues you bring. There is no obligation to commit to anything until you decide you wish to do so.
How I work?
I aim to engage with you and offer you the emotional and constructive support that you need to become the person you want to be. Depending on your individual concerns you may want to come for short-term or long-term counselling.
Short-term Counselling is helpful when you experience a sudden crisis, need to make a decision that you find difficult or something has unsettled you and you would like to find out why and what to do about it.
A time-limited, solution focused counselling arrangement would help you to address the specific issues for an agreed number of sessions. Most people find anything from a few weeks to several months sufficient to help them move forward.
Psychotherapeutic Counselling is open-ended and longer-term, more supportive and needed if you experience difficult life changes, find it hard to resolve long-standing, persistent concerns or/and feel really stuck in pointless rumination.
Maybe you are trapped in excessive worrying about recurring problems in your personal life, in relationships or at work.
Perhaps it seems as if you repeat the same mistakes.
Maybe you feel unhappy or really depressed, stressed and hopeless or lack energy and drive.
Maybe you feel anxious, not in control, angry with yourself and others.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed or undermined by life issues some or all of the time.
You probably also feel that you cannot or do not want to burden friends or family with your ongoing/same problems.
In all those cases psychotherapeutic counselling offers you a chance to talk to a professional who gives empathic, emotional support and facilitates constructive exploration that helps you gain in-depth understanding and clarity of the more complex and, often unconscious, issues that keep you stuck in uncomfortable and defeating states.
Events and important people in your life past and present will have shaped your self-confidence, or the lack of it, your behaviour, your thinking and how you feel about yourself, for better or far more often for worse. Understanding and reframing these complex personal issues will help you gain more confidence, a more balanced outlook and a more positive attitude towards yourself and others and will ultimately help you to shape your life and your relationships for the better.