You may be wondering if counselling is for you?
My approach to counselling is Person-Centred, which means you are literally at the centre of the process. I offer a confidential, supportive, safe space where you will be respected and accepted for who you are.
I will listen intently and deeply to you, trying as far as possible to understand things from your point of view, and support you while you unravel and manage experiences, anxieties and concerns, or just sit with you while you express difficult or painful feelings and emotions, with no judgement or expectation.
If you decide to commit to the process, profound insight and positive change can happen. You can develop greater self awareness and deeper understanding of yourself and your world, build resilience and increase your self-worth, and this in turn empowers you and enables you to find your own solutions and move on.
If you are interested in finding out more or want to discuss if counselling is for you, I offer an initial twenty-minute consultation free of charge, where you can ask any questions you may have and get a feeling for whether you think you can work with me. There is absolutely no pressure; the decision is yours.
Sessions last 50 minutes, with 10 more minutes set aside for review, and to arrange another appointment. We will usually meet weekly, and the number of sessions can vary from just a few to a long-term commitment. This all depends on your needs, and we will regularly discuss how you feel things are going for you and how you want to proceed.
My usual fees are £35.00 per hour. These fees are negotiable based upon what you can afford. Please talk with me about concessions if you are on a low income, unemployed, or a student.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Carl Rogers, founder of the Person-Centred Approach