ABOUT COUNSELLING

Guidance and Inspiration

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ENGAGING IN COUNSELLING IS AN ACT OF COURAGE AND CAN BE A REWARDING AND HEALING EXPERIENCE

It can feel a bit overwhelming choosing a counsellor, and you can find out more about the different schools and branches of counselling on the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) website here.  In all schools, counselling offers a space to express and explore your thoughts and feelings.  We are so used to beating ourselves up over mistakes, blaming ourselves for everything we have not achieved and doubting what we can do in the future that we believe we need our punishing inner critic.  Maybe, if it pushes us hard enough we will begin to feel better and finally accept ourselves and enjoy life.  But it doesn't actually work that way as before we can feel good about who we are, we have to choose to be good to ourselves, just as we are.

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WHAT I CAN OFFER YOU

I offer an integrative approach to counselling in Bradford-on-Avon or online via Zoom.  This means that I draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic models, responding flexibly to your individual needs.  We will talk about what challenges you are facing.  I will listen carefully and seek to help understand your situation.  In life, we cannot change events that have already happened, but we can change how we feel about them.  At the heart of my practice is the understanding that our relationship is a key component for a beneficial experience of therapy.  This is based on authenticity, empathy and respect.


The sort of things that my clients typically want to look at include, but is not limited to, the following; trauma, anxiety, addiction, depression, bereavement, abuse, relationship difficulties, issues around sexuality, insecurity and low confidence.

I ask clients to contact me for a free initial assessment session, which is your chance to tell me in confidence, what has led you to consider counselling; it is also an opportunity for us both to get to know each other and to see how you feel about working with me. If you decide to continue, I will offer you weekly individual sessions in which you are again, free to be entirely open and honest in the knowledge that whatever you say is confidential.

Initial Assessment Session: Free (via Zoom or phone) 

Counselling Session: from £45/hr

 
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My counselling room

A calm and welcoming space for you to relax and feel comfortable