Emergency Counselling appointments are available via telephone, Zoom and Skype. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to talk, please do give me a call. Emergency sessions can usually be arranged within a few hours.
Whatever you are going through, being able to talk things through in an environment that is totally neutral can be enormously beneficial.
Counselling can help you to understand your own feelings, and can help you navigate your way through difficult experiences and emotions.
Appointments usually take 50 - 60 minutes, although 90 minute appointments are available if necessary.
Contact me for an informal chat about how Counselling can help you, with no obligation to make an appointment.
I work with you as a client to help navigate your way through what is often a difficult situation in your life. You may be at a crossroads and feel unsure about which way to turn, or you may feel stuck in a rut without a clear path ahead.
Counselling can be enormously beneficial in helping you to move forwards from past events which have left you feeling guilt or shame, and these feelings often create a barrier to you moving forwards to achieve your full potential. Counselling can help to bring down that barrier, healing wounds from the past and enabling you to move forwards in a beneficial way.
Everyone is different and their therapeutic journey will be unique to them. It is impossible to put a number of sessions on that therapeutic journey. My advice is come to one session, see how you feel and take it from there.
Your first session can take up to 90 minutes because I ask you lots of questions and we discuss your issue thoroughly in order to give you the best possible outcome for your needs. Subsequent sessions are bookable as 60 or 90 minute sessions, depending upon your needs.
Come with an open mind and be prepared to go with the flow. Wear comfortable clothing in order that you can relax easily in a chair. Caffeine is a stimulant, so avoiding it in the few hours leading up to your session might be beneficial. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs prior to your session.
In 2018, the rules in the UK about holding people's data changed. All of the information I take from you is confidential and I never pass on your details to a third party. The information I take is for the purpose of your treatment, and nothing else. I don't store anything electronically, and I write with pencil. Being as open and honest as you can will enable me to give you the best possible treatment I can.
Sometimes, it can be embarrassing or upsetting to discuss certain things. I understand that. All of the information I take from you is confidential. Everything you say to me during our sessions is confidential.