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 for both of us 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. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling and time-limited counselling as well as one-off consultations.
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 for an agreed number of sessions would help you to address the specific issue. Most people find anything from a few weeks to several months sufficient to help them move forward.
Psychotherapeutic Counselling is open-ended and long-term, more supportive and needed if you experience difficult life changes, find it hard to resolve long-standing, persistent concerns and feel really stuck in recurring issues or persistent states of negative emotions.
Maybe you are trapped in excessive endless worrying or anxiety about your personal life, relationships, work or health.
Maybe you feel unhappy, depressed and hopeless, or lack energy and drive.
Maybe you feel not in control of your moods, feel angry with yourself and others.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed or undermined in some way some or all of the time. Maybe you experience difficulties after a significant loss or life change.
And, you probably feel that you cannot or do not want to burden friends or family with your ongoing persistent problems.
In all those cases I offer you a professional space to talk and the necessary affirmative emotional support to facilitate your exploration of your deeper, underlying unconscious issues. Mindful awareness of and an understanding about what it is that keeps you stuck in unwanted states can help you make lasting changes for the better.