What is counselling?
Counselling is a space and time where life problems can be explored in a confidential, supportive and empathic way.
…an opportunity to regain your zest for life…
Counselling is a place to offload; a chance to get a different perspective; time to find that strength you might have lost and a place to make choices and decisions with support from someone who cares.
A counsellor does not judge your views, experiences, thoughts or feelings. Counselling is not about giving advice, but about giving time and space for reflection and understanding ourselves better. A counsellor will listen, clarify and help you explore and identify possible solutions. Some clients like to work in a creative way, some just talk, some find it hard to express their feelings. There is no right or wrong way to be a client.
I offer an initial session at a reduced rate for you to hear how I work, to begin talking about what is troubling you, to ask any questions, and to begin to explore how we might work together.
Clients are free to end their counselling with me at any stage, however, planned endings are usually more helpful and I suggest that clients give some notice of an intended ending wherever possible, so you can achieve satisfactory closure around issues you may have been working on.