Counselling is an opportunity for you to talk about your life and be heard. Hopefully I can provide you with a therapeutic experience. Where you will be valued and listened to.
My Promise to you is: That I will prize you as an individual and try to understand your unique perspective on life. I will also provide an emotionally safe and non judgmental environment.
Counselling has been shown to be an effective way to help people experiencing many of life’s difficulty and challenges. For example there is good empirical evidence to suggest that counselling can help reduce depression and anxiety. Counselling can also been helpful for relationship difficulties , grief and supporting people recover from traumatic experiences.
We can talk on the phone first or communicate via email. You may have some questions that you would like to ask me or I may be able to provide you with reassurance about any concerns that you may have.
If i feel for any reason that I can not work with you I will say at this point. If I feel that you may be helped more effectively by another professional I may suggest a referral.
There is no obligation to go ahead with counselling until we agree on the phone that you would like to book a session.
The number of the sessions varies. Anything from one session to 20+. I do usually suggest 6 sessions after the first one before reviewing and deciding weather to carry on or to end at that point.
I am a member of BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines.