About Counselling

At some point in our lives we may feel anxious, scared, confused or we may realise that we are repeating certain patterns of behaviour that are negative or destructive. Couples may feel that their relationship is 'in trouble' and that communicating effectively feels impossible.

Counselling offers a safe and confidential environment in which to explore these difficult thoughts and feelings.  Counselling is available for anyone who feels the need to talk with someone outside of their family or friends without fear of disapproval and you do not need to be referred for counselling by your GP.

Engaging in counselling is a personal journey and each counselling session is your “space”.  I offer both short and long term work to individuals and couples. There is no “one size fits all” as every person is unique and every person’s goal may be different.  All that is required is a willingness to take a closer look at the things that are troubling you.

A good Counsellor will work with you by firstly building trust in the counselling relationship to enable you to feel safe to explore what is around for you.  Hopefully, given the right conditions by your Counsellor, you will then begin to find your own tools to facilitate positive change and opportunities, if that is what you seek.   You will be supported and heard, without judgement and where appropriate, safely challenged in your thought processes.

Many people find the counselling process can positively change their life and feel liberating.  According to a recent survey conducted by the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists almost one person in five has consulted a Counsellor with “more than nine out of 10 believing that it is now more acceptable to talk about emotional problems than it was in the past” (2010 BACP, Vol 21, Issue 7).