Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore aspects of life that may be troubling you in a supportive, confidential non-judgemental way. It can help you understand why you think, feel and behave as you do and lead to positive change.
My role is to support you through this process. There can be a tremendous value in sharing in a safe, secure environment with someone who is there to help and who is independent of family and friends.
My job isn't to tell you what to do rather it's about helping you to understand yourself and others with a view to making positive change for you.
We will agree on what you want to focus on during sessions. This may change as we do the work. This ensures you get to direct attention to what you want - it is your session, your time and is more likely to lead to clear, positive outcomes. Together we will review as we go and check where we are in the work. Where it works well clients have reported feeling "mentally stronger", "at peace": it can be a life changing experience.
By seeking counselling, you are committing to attend scheduled sessions which are normally weekly; regular attendance is essential for the work to be successful.
There is no magic formula in counselling! It really is about the quality of the relationship between us that develops and the degree of emotional honesty we can both bring to the process. I look forward to working with you.