What is counselling?

Coming to counselling can be the first step towards change and growth. It can help us to get to know ourselves better, what our needs are and how we can have our own and others’ met with more clarity and compassion.

Counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with an empathetic, non-judgmental qualified counsellor.  Over time the counsellor will help you see your life from a different perspective.  This can help you to identify changes that could be made, and help you to accept and move on from certain situations or emotional states.

What’s the first step?

If you would like to give it a try please get in touch by email. We can arrange a time to have a chat on the phone so I can answer any other questions you may have and arrange a session. The initial assessment session will be a bit different to other sessions, allowing us to meet and get to know each other, work through any questions you may have and also discuss your expectations.  During the session, I will also ask you about what has brought you to counselling and some other questions to help me identify the most appropriate way for us to work together.  Hopefully, by the end of the session, you will have a good sense of if counselling is for you and if you would like to proceed.

How long are sessions, and how often will I come?

The sessions last 50 minutes although double sessions can be booked if required. Once we have arranged a time and date for our sessions then this will be the same each week, however, I can be flexible if necessary.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on what you want, your needs, and our availability. Some people come for short-term counselling, others for 12 sessions, and others for over a year. Every 4 – 6 sessions we will have a review to check our progress.