What is counselling?

Counselling provides people with the space to talk about current difficulties, or problems from the past, it can help you to become aware of patterns and explore your thoughts and feelings.

 

Counselling can help with increased insight, change and growth but it can also be challenging and require some commitment. Counselling can range from short term work to longer term work, we will review as we go and check in with how the process is going for you.

As your counsellor I will meet you where you are, ensure that you will be at the focus of the work and work at your pace to help you get to the root of what is going on and feel empowered to change. Every person who comes to counselling is unique and as an integrative counsellor I will draw upon different theories and methods to best support you and your needs.

People come to counselling for various reasons sometimes this is because life has become overwhelming perhaps due to loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, or feeling stuck. Sometimes because life has presented them with a challenge and they need to talk about it with someone, and sometimes people are trying to get to know themselves better and explore their personal development. It is common for people to not know what their issue is but know that they need some help.

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What I can help with:

I have experience working with a variety of areas these include:

  • Abuse

  • Anxiety including OCD, GAD, Panic disorder and Agoraphobia

  • Panic attacks

  • Low Mood

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Relationship problems

  • Loss and bereavement

  • Disabilities

  • Illnesses

  • Trauma

  • Self-harm

 

I have extensive experience and am passionate about working with trauma and my approach is trauma informed. I have volunteered as a counsellor for a local domestic abuse charity for the past two years and I have experience working with all forms of abuse, as well as trauma stemming from violence, sexual assault and health trauma.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss what’s going on for you and see if we can work together, it is so important that you find the right person and support for your current needs, the therapeutic relationship can be transformative when it is with the right person and you deserve to find them.

What to expect

Counselling can take place in a variety of settings, I can provide counselling face to face in my cosy log cabin, which is in a quiet residential area with parking. I can also provide counselling online using video calls or emails or on the phone, please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss what might work best for you. Please note: at the moment I am only working online and over the phone

 You can expect warmth, compassion and respect. Sessions usually last 60 minutes and take place once a week but this can be adjusted depending on what you need. I abide by the BACP code of ethics 

Fees

I offer a free 20 minute phone or video consultation so we can talk about what has brought you to counselling. The relationship is crucial to counselling so this also helps us to see if we will work well together 

Sessions cost £40 for 60 minutes for adults 

For under 18's I offer 45 minute sessions for £30 

Concessions are available for students, student counsellors and those with a low income, please contact me to discuss this further. I firmly believe that counselling needs to be accessible so I'm happy to explore ways to make it affordable for you