We can work through whatever is causing you worries or concern.
It could be you’re struggling with anxiety or depression, feeling unable to cope with life day to day and needing help to find a way through. We will look at what has influenced these changes in your life, and help you to take back control. By creating a safe space in which you can understand your own thoughts and feelings, we will give you back power, and strategies, to manage your world confidently.
Maybe your struggle is with a disordered personality, have you been diagnosed with Bipolar or Borderline Personality (Emotionally Unstable) disorder? It could be that you need help understanding how this medical condition affects your thoughts and feelings, let me support you through this – giving you the care and space you need.
Perhaps you’re struggling with a loved one’s death, this loss may have left you feeling isolated or under pressure. As you move through the stages of grief, you will have space to talk through your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to cope and then to heal.
Whether you choose to seek help alone or as a couple, we can explore the things which cause friction or breakdown. Together we’ll identify situations and behaviours that create tension, and learn how to move forward.
If you have suffered abuse in the past, or maybe it’s still a part of your life now, this can impact every element of your wellbeing. Whether it’s domestic, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, I’ll support you
Are you worried about work? It might be work-related stress, relationships within your workplace, redundancy or unemployment? By identifying the causes of your stress, we can develop ways to take control and find balance in your life.
There are some questions I’m asked a lot, you might find the answer to your question here.
I recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to build your trust in me, and for us to start working towards your goals. Some long-term issues, or past problems, may take longer to explore. If this is your situation, it is important you can consider committing to longer term counselling allowing the sessions to progress at your pace.
Each session is 1 hour long.
For an individual each session costs £40, a discounted rate of £30 is available for students or clients on a low income.
Couples sessions will be charged at £50, with a discounted rate of £40 available for students or clients on a low income.
Our initial meeting is an informal conversation during which I will find out more about you, your general health, and any concerns you may have about yourself, your past or your family history. We will talk about any worries or concerns you have, and any goals you might have identified.
No. After the assessment, it is important that I, as the counsellor, confirm that I can provide you with the support you need. It is then up to you to decide if you wish to go ahead.
Yes. It is not unusual for people, having successfully dealt with one set of concerns, to then need support as their life situation changes. How quickly we can resume sessions will depend on the availability of appointments.