How I Work
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy. People often find that talking about things with a professional counsellor can be helpful. This is because it can provide a new perspective, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment. People come to counselling with a range of issues, including self-confidence, depressions, anxiety, stress, sadness and relationship issues. Counselling can also be preventative and you don’t need to wait until you are struggling. It can be part of your self-care and mental health maintenance, in the way that exercising is part of your physical health maintenance.
My Counselling Process:
I will listen carefully to what you have to say and help you explore your thoughts and feelings. Doing this can allow you to build a better understanding of why you face the difficulties that you do, and enable you to develop alternative coping strategies. As well as being a counsellor I have a successful corporate career, which means I can use my experiences to help people with work or career issues and other life challenges.
There are a number of different approaches to therapy, and the way in which people express themselves can vary. I tailor my approach to suit your needs, whether that means working creatively or within more structured frameworks. You will have the opportunity to draw or work with other objects to express your thoughts and feelings, but also to discuss the cognitive reasons that might explain why you feel the way you do. However, the approach we take will be led by you, as it is important that you feel comfortable during the sessions.
The initial session is our opportunity to identify if we are the right fit, and whether you would like to book in for further sessions. We also agree on what you want to focus on during your counselling, but this may change as we work together. We will agree the number of sessions that you would like, often in the region of 6-12 sessions, depending on your personal circumstances and what you would like to achieve. Each counselling session is fifty minutes long and we will gradually work towards your goals during the agreed period.
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