Why do people come for counselling?
People come for many different reasons. We may feel we don't have anyone we can open up to, we may have tried talking to friends or family and found it didn't help.
Sharing our innermost thoughts and feelings can be a daunting thing to do. We may have kept it inside hoping it will sort itself out, and now find it weighing so heavily we just cannot continue with it. We may not know exactly what is causing us to feel the way we do, or we may finally feel the need to sort out that damaging event that happened to us long ago.
Maybe you can relate to one of these, or maybe you just feel lost and don't know why?
Counselling Can Help whatever is troubling for you. Just talking things through in a non judgemental, open and supportive environment can help unravel those troubling issues, offering a fresh clearer view.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling can help with anything that is troubling you. Some of the reasons that people seek counselling are;
Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Anger, Panic Attacks, Relationship issues, Separation and Divorce, Affairs/Betrayals, Family issues, Sadness, Loneliness, Bereavement, Feeling Lost, Low Self Esteem, Abuse, Damaged Childhood, Family Issues, Stress, Work Issues, Self Awareness/Improvement, Self Identity Issues.
How many Counselling sessions will I need?
How many sessions you have is entirely up to you. As our work together is led by you, how long you come will depend on what you feel you are getting from it.
I have had people come for just one or two sessions and others come for many months, others over a year. Some have finished then returned later.
I will check in with you regularly about how you are feeling about our work together so far, looking at where we are and where you were and if anything needs to change or not. You can finish at any time, or take it into a new direction.
I have a sense of the process and when the work is slowing down, so I will then ask if you feel it is time to work towards bringing it to a close. I do feel though it is important to have a final session just to wrap things up neatly for you.
What If I am still not sure?
Coming for Counselling can be a huge and daunting thing to do and I admire anyone who takes those first steps in approaching a Counsellor. I know personally how hard it can be. I also know personally how much it can help.
It is important that you feel you have found the right Counsellor too.
I am here for you.
I offer up to 30 minutes free, where we can chat either by phone or in person and you can get to know me a little more. I can explain the counselling process and what you can expect, and you can ask any questions you may have. Then, if we are in person we can go straight into a session or you can simply leave, have a think, and get back to me if you want to book a session to start.
What will it cost?
I charge £40 per session for individual Counselling
£50 per session for Couples Counselling.
I have a reduced rate fee of £25 per session also.
Each session lasts 60 minutes.