What is counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy offered on a confidential, one to one basis, within the boundary of a contract, with no judgement.
I work in a person-centred way. What this means is that I will not be giving you advice and direction nor will I judge you. I strongly believe you know what works best for you so I will work with you, at your pace, with acceptance, to look at the thoughts/feelings/behaviours/issues you want to explore, in a way that you feel comfortable.
I will not be telling you what to do, it is about us working together to find a way forward that works for you.
Sessions last 50 minutes to an hour and we will meet once a week at a time which we both agree on. You can have as many or as few sessions as you feel you need.
As a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and their professional conduct procedure. This code of ethics has been put in place to ensure I am working safely, it can be viewed on the BACP website. (www.BACP.co.uk/ethical_framework)
Why have counselling?
There are times in our lives when we can feel stuck or feel we are struggling with something. Talking to a trained counsellor, such as myself, can help you to look at what is going on from different perspectives, to break free from the loop of thoughts in your head and move forward in a direction you choose.