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Testimonials"I feel so much better about myself now."


"Very liberating, thank you."


"I feel more positive about how I can achieve my goals."


"Felt I was able to talk freely and was very comfortable."


"I found it really useful and has allowed me to open up more than I ever have before."

Counselling

As your counsellor I will provide an emotionally supportive, non-judgemental and compassionate environment, where you can feel safe to talk openly about what is concerning you.

What is Counselling?

Through careful listening, reflection and insight I will provide you with space to think things through and support you in exploring the different aspects of the problems you’re having, so that you can gain clarity in what is happening in your life. It is an opportunity to take a step back, see things more clearly and choose the path you’d most like to take. I also aim to help people understand and accept themselves and move towards personal growth and change. 

I offer Person-Centred Counselling which firmly believes in the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor, and ‘has respect for each individual, for the individual’s capacity and right to self-direction, and for the worth and significance of each individual.’ (Rogers, C., Client-Centred Therapy, p20-22). I will not tell you what to do, as this over-rides your right to choose what’s best for you. 

I also have knowledge and experience of using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis and can integrate this within the counselling session if we both agree that it will be helpful. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy predominantly concentrates on exploring and challenging unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that you have about yourself, others and the world in which you live, and how this impacts on the way you live life and relate to others. Transactional Analysis sheds light on the ways in which we communicate and relate to others.

What can I help with?

I can help with a variety of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Work-Related Stress
  • Panic
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Self-harm
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Relationship problems
  • Family issues
  • Divorce
  • Redundancy
  • Bereavement
  • Spirituality