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.
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 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 anxiety.
Maybe you are trapped in excessive endless worrying loops about your personal life, in relationships or at work.
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.
And, 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 affirmative emotional support and facilitates exploration of deeper, underlying unconscious issues. Mindful awareness and better clarity of your more complex unconscious issues that keep you stuck in uncomfortable and defeating states can help you make lasting changes for the better.