What is Counselling and How Can it Help Me?
Counselling gives you a space to talk about your problems and identify how you are feeling, in a safe, confidential and friendly environment.
Counselling should always be a space for you to feel free to be open and honest without worrying about judgement.
My role as a counsellor is to listen to you with empathy; meaning I will put myself in your shoes, giving you the upmost respect, kindness and compassion.
I will also at times ask you specialist open questions to help you come unstuck and move forward with your problem.
My aim as a counsellor is also to help you to become more Self Compassionate and Self Accepting. Self Acceptance and Self Compassion are the key ingredients to forming Self Love.
I am a fully qualified and registered with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP). This is the leading standards authority for practising therapists in the United Kingdom.
I have extensive experience of using different types of therapy with my clients including Person Centred, TA, CBT, NLP, Mindfulness and Elements of Hypnosis. Mastering many types of therapy enables me to offer you counselling that suits your individual requirements.
I can help you to find and release any feelings or thoughts of ‘stuckness’ and/or conflicting thoughts which might be holding you back.
I offer a warm, professional, non-judgemental and confidential service for my clients, we can work through your issue together as a team.
Counselling with me can be a way of investing in your future because part of how I work looks to provide you with helpful coping strategies you can use for life long after you have finished therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Counselling
Your first appointment starts with you discussing why you have decided you want to try therapy and also helps me to assess if my therapy is suited to work with your problem. This session also gives you the opportunity to see how I work and decide if you would like to work with me more. If you decide we are not the right fit or I determine my therapy is not suited to your issue, I will do anything I can to help match you to a more suitable therapy or connect you to a relevant organisation.
Talking Therapies offered
TA is a teaching therapy which looks at your unique personality and how you communicate with others. When working with TA, we will look together at what you may have copied from people around you when you were growing up (such as Parents/ Caregivers/ Grandparents, Babysitters, Teachers + Siblings). We will also explore how you thought, felt and reacted to life situations when you were a child and how that might be playing out at times now.
Transactional analysis helps you to better understand how you relate to others, whether that is with family, friends, at home, or in your love life. TA is also an excellent therapy to help you gain awareness and understanding in how to break free from unhelpful patterns and cycles in your life.