Sometimes we find it difficult to cope with what's going on in our lives. While most of the time we're able to manage, sometimes the challenges can outstrip our resources and we can feel stuck, lost, overwhelmed or angry.
On top of this, our lives are often so relentlessly busy that it's difficult to find the time to think clearly or to invest in our own wellbeing. Friends and family might do their best to help but may have their own problems and agendas. It's at times like this that talking to a professional can help.
I can help you to improve the quality of your life by providing a confidential space to explore areas of difficulty and focus on changes you would like to make.
Our counselling sessions can enable you to develop a clearer understanding of your concerns and develop new skills and tools to better manage personal and emotional issues, which can improve your emotional and physical health. By offering you a different perspective, counselling can help you find creative solutions to your difficulties.
Your counselling sessions will normally be weekly and typically last from six sessions to one year or more depending on the issues you are bringing. Short-term counselling is useful if you'd like to focus on a particular issue or are experiencing a recent and readily identifiable problem. Longer-term therapy may suit you better if you would like to make changes at a deeper level.
Don't worry if you're not sure how many sessions you'll need right now. We can talk this through at the outset and work out the best way forward.
My approach goes beyond symptoms and behaviour and involves sensitively looking at how past experiences might be influencing your life today. You can find out more about my background and my approach to counselling by reading more about me.
Terms & Fees
Therapy works best if you can commit to weekly sessions and so it's important to try and attend your counselling sessions each week to ensure that you get the most out of our time together. We will organise a mutually agreeable 50 minute session at the same time each week. Sessions are held in my comfortable home consulting room in a Victorian semi detached house which is a relaxing and private space for you to explore whatever brings you to therapy.
The first step is to contact me to arrange a consultation. I generally recommend three consultations because I have found from experience that one consultation does not provide the amount of time needed to fully understand an individuals life experiences. sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45 payable by cash or card.
Please let me know as soon as you can if you will be unable to make one of your counselling sessions. Sessions that are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice are chargeable in full unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Payment can be made by cash, bank transfer or we accept any of the following