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What type of counselling do you offer?
I offer “integrative counselling” which means I offer a mix of a few types of counselling. First and foremost I use person centred which is a here and now type of counselling which is very client lead, where we will explore your thoughts and feelings and in doing so this can lead to self-awareness. I am not the type of counsellor who will ever pigeon hole you or jump to any conclusions, I will truly listen to you and learn from your experiences and not my own. I think the term I want to use is, I will walk in your shoes.
I also use psychodynamic counselling which usually looks back at childhood experiences to see how they may have shaped the type of person you have become. This type of counselling can be very emotionally difficult to deal with and if we should choose to go ahead with this type of counselling you may feel worse before you feel better as you relive past experiences you have tried to forget or put behind you.
I can also offer CBT, which is the type of counselling where you will get homework and within that challenge your own thought patterns.
Whichever type of counselling we decide together is best for you, or even a mix of all three or two of them, it will be your decision not mine.
Who can I help?
Those with anxiety, depression, suffering stress, battling addictions, low self-esteem and confidence, and understanding yourself.
I can also help those with neurological differences, such as ADHD/ADD, ASD, Dyslexia, etc.
So what happens 1st?
Once you have decided you like the look of me and my website you can send me an email, text or simply call me. I will then call you if you are happy to do so and we can have an informal chat. If you are not comfortable talking on the phone, please be assured that we can email or message instead. If you prefer to meet face to face, we can meet for a half-hour free of charge chat. If you wish to go ahead at this point we can make an appointment.
Will my counselling sessions be confidential?
Yes, counselling sessions are confidential. The exception would be if you were to pose a danger to yourself or others, in which case the relevant parties would be notified.
How long should I expect to have to continue counselling?
The length of your treatment will very much depend on your unique circumstances and needs, with six sessions often recommended and a review after that.
Keep in mind that once you start sessions, new issues and angles can arise you were not aware existed that you then want to explore. It is of course possible to also see improvement faster than you expected.
How qualified are you?
I am qualifed with CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) – Level 2, 3 and 4.
I’m currently an Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society (NCS).