Living life is not only about being able to absorb the ups and downs, it is also about growing from them too. Yet there may be times when we are unable to grow; unable to live in a way that allows us to feel our best and get the most from each moment.
At these times it may be useful to speak to a professional counsellor; someone who can know you differently to the way a friend or family member might and who can accept all of who you are, honestly and without judgement.
A bit about me
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and registered member of the BACP. As well as seeing adults in my private practice, I have worked at a charitable organisation providing counselling services to young people and adults between 14 and 25.
In my professional career - spanning landscape gardener to picture framer, investment services professional to teacher - I have had the privilege of meeting and working with a wide range of people from all cultural, religious and economic backgrounds. It is my life experience, as well as my professional qualifications, that I feel I bring to the counselling relationship.
What happens next?
When you contact me, we will aim to arrange a first meeting. I will then send you a welcome email to read over before you arrive, giving you some information about the service offered and what to expect.
During this initial session we can discuss the issues that have prompted you to seek support and identify what you would like to achieve from counselling. I will also be able to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the counselling process.
This initial session will also give you the opportunity to think about how comfortable you feel with me, which will help you decide whether I’m the most suitable therapist for you.
If you decide that you would like to continue, we will then arrange to meet on a regular basis until you feel ready to stop. Therapy sessions are weekly and last for 1 hour.