Counselling offers an environment in which you can express your feelings and gain deeper insight into any difficulties you might be experiencing. Counselling is confidential and non-judgemental and offers a space where your thoughts and feelings are heard and acknowledged.
It is important to recognise that we are all very different and there are a broad range of situations and experiences that can cause us emotional distress. No matter what the cause, emotional pain can feel highly debilitating but talking through concerns with a counsellor can help you develop a better understanding of yourself, your thoughts and behaviours. With this understanding, you can begin to make positive changes which can relieve you of feelings that might otherwise be overwhelming.
I offer short-term counselling, between 8-20 sessions with a focus on a particular difficulty or concern, or open-ended to enable exploration of deep-rooted feelings and past experiences that can affect how we deal with things in the present. I begin with an initial assessment which determines whether the counselling I offer is appropriate to your needs and also for you to decide if you would like to work with me.
I offer face-to-face, or online counselling (daytime and evening sessions subject to availability).
Initial assessment (1 hour 15 mins) £60
Counselling session (50 mins) £60
I do not offer a crisis service or emergency response. In the event of an emergency please contact NHS direct telephone 111, your GP, the emergency services or the Samaritans freephone 116 123.