Psychotheraphy and counselling

You may be feeling anxious or depressed, or have a general feeling of dissatisfaction, making life difficult to manage. You may be struggling with a bereavement, or are feeling angry for much of the time. In counselling with me I will give you the opportunity to explore whatever is going on for you in a safe and confidential environment.

THE AIM OF COUNSELLING
The aim of counselling is to explore your problems and together look for a more hopeful and positive future. It is a process which looks at what is going on in your life at the moment. We look at your past, we make connections from that time to how you are feeling in the present. And we look to how things could be in future.

Counselling allows difficult thoughts and feelings to be expressed in a safe and contained place where you will not be judged. The hope is that through the interactions with me changes will happen, you will have a better understanding of yourself, healing will take place and your life will be that much easier and fulfilling. I make no promises on this but I aim to make the best possible setting for such change to take place.

SPECIALITY
I have a particular interest in and experience of working with people struggling with depression, anxiety and stress.

I have also helped people with the following:

* Abuse

* Affairs and betrayals

* Anger management

* Bereavement

* Borderline personality disorder

* Emotional abuse

* Family issues

* Feeling sad

* Loneliness

* Low self esteem

* Passive aggressive behaviour

* Physical abuse

* Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

* Redundancy

* Relationsip issues

* Separation and divorce

* Sexual abuse

* Sexuality

* Spirituality

* Trauma

* Work-related stress

TIMESCALE
Counselling can be open-ended or it can be for just a short time. This depends on your needs and we will discuss this at your initial session. Sessions are normally once a week and last for 50 minutes.

FEES
I charge £50 per session.

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

I undertake regular supervision and training according to the requirements of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP Code of Ethics