Connection:"The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued...when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship" - Brené Brown
What is counselling?
Counselling is a 'talking therapy' which aims to bring about understanding, growth and healing through the relationship between client and counsellor. It provides a confidential space for you to talk through your thoughts and feelings with a non-judgemental, professional person.
"The relationship IS the therapy" - Kahn
Absolutely everybody faces difficulty in their lives at some point and we don't always have the resources to cope with things on our own. In your counselling sessions I will offer you new tools, coping strategies, perspectives and resources so that you can improve your wellbeing. Most importantly I will listen, so you can feel heard and understood. Then, together, we can find a new way forwards.
Authenticity, compassion and growth are the cornerstones of my approach.
"Coming to counselling is an act of courage and hope"
I can help you with:
Anxiety, worry & fear
Low self esteem
Depression & low mood
Improving self awareness
This is not an exhaustive list, please contact me if you'd like to discuss if counselling is right for you.
How I work
As a Humanistic-Integrative practitioner, I incorporate techniques and understandings from a range of therapeutic approaches so that I can provide counselling that is appropriate to you and the issues you bring. There is more about my approach and qualifications on the 'About Me' page.
How sessions work:
Counselling sessions usually occur weekly at a set time, however I can be flexible if this isn't possible for you.
Sessions can take place in my purpose built summerhouse, outside in parks & green spaces (walk & talks) or online via Zoom. You can choose one method of having sessions or try a variety - please let me know your preference when you get in touch.
It is normal to feel daunted by the idea of coming to counselling, I understand that asking for help may have been a big step for you. I have great respect for anyone who can recognise they are struggling and decide to do something about it. Coming to counselling is an act of courage and hope.
When you book a course of counselling I will book you in for 8 sessions. You do not have to attend all 8 (though most people do!). After this we will review and you are welcome to book more sessions after this. The maximum time I work with a client is 2 years.
How to get started:
You can either begin with a free 30 minute initial consultation (a conversation about counselling) or a full 50 minute session.
See info on where I work here.
If you think I'm the right counsellor for you then get in touch to ask about my availability.