What is Counselling?
Counselling is a confidential talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their concerns in a confidential safe environment. Counselling aims to help overcome any fears or issues that may be causing you pain or distress offering a non-judgmental safe place to help make sense of your thoughts and feelings. This often involves talking about difficult or painful feelings and experiences in order to face up to problems you may be encountering. Counselling can mean different things to different people and is a very individual process, however in general it is a process people embark on when they want to change something in their lives or explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. Counselling is a non directive therapy, therefore a counsellor will never tell you what to do, instead they encourage you to talk, listen without judgement and help explore and uncover any root causes to identity specific thinking or behavioral pattern. For further information on Counseling and what to expect please visit: www.bacp.co.uk
How long does the session last?
Each face to face session usually lasts around 50 mins. Sessions can be arranged to suit your individual requirements. I offer discounted rates for low income, unemployed and students.
Do you provide telephone or Online therapy Both telephone and on
line are options for those who cannot attend face to face therapy.
Is Counselling confidential?
Counselling is confidential service, unless I have cause to believe that you are at serious risk of physical, mental or emotional harm to yourself or others. We will discuss and contract confidentially on our first session.
“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me”
― Carl R. Rogers