What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy which provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about your issues and concerns. You will be supported to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others.
As a Counsellor, I will not give my opinion, advice or prescribe medications, however, I will help you to find your own solutions, whether that is making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with problems.
How do the sessions work?
The therapy will take place in planned, regular sessions which will last for 50 minutes. How often and how many sessions you have will depend on your individual circumstances and will be agreed between ourselves.
During the sessions we may go through specific exercises that will suit your needs, designed to help with your individual problem. Some of the issues you may choose to discuss could be:
Your feelings, emotions or thoughts
Past and present life events
Situations you find difficult
My role in this relationship is to remain impartial whilst understanding, listening to you without judgement and helping you to explore your thoughts and emotions. I may offer information but I won't tell you what you should do or how you should think.
How to get the most from your sessions?
You'll get the most out of your therapy if you're open and honest with how you are really feeling. The relationship between you and I is very important. You should feel safe and secure, able to take risks by disclosing sensitive issues. This also includes being able to give honest feedback about your therapy and how you feel we are working together.