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Services

One to one counselling

I recognise that people come to therapy for lots of different reasons and want different things. I understand that people face different issues and pressures and have different tolerances and resources. Person centred counselling is where the client takes the lead in the discussions, so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. I act as compassionate facilitators, listening without judgement and acknowledging your experience. I offer support with a wide range of mental health issues.  Often clients present with one issue and others emerge in the therapy. Therefore, I have a tailored approach to therapy that looks at your needs and what is right for you. I do not offer a defined ‘recipe’ for therapy, but rather work with you to obtain the best result for you. 

I offer time limited therapy of between 6 and 12 sessions, where the work is focused and goal orientated. I also offer long term therapy, for those who want to explore further or who may have more complex needs.

Young people counselling 

Having extensive experience of working with young people I recognise that many struggle to express how they feel. I have experience of building positive relationships, based upon trust, which are paramount to young people feeling able to talk openly about their difficulties.  Some of the difficulties young people experience are with their friends, family or school. They may feel anxious, depressed, angry or scared and need someone to talk to, but find it difficult to talk to people they know. Counselling can help them talk things through, support them without making them feel judged and help them deal with issues and events that are having an effect on their mental wellbeing. 

Counselling could be recommended for young people who are basically healthy, but who are struggling with a mental health disorder, such as depression or eating disorders.  It can address problems with anxiety, bereavement, bullying, anger, relationships, low self-esteem, and self-harm. Counselling will help them explore the problem, the symptoms and strategies for coping. I develop a personalised treatment plan and can offer both time limited and long term therapy. 

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

CBT is a psychological therapy which aims to help you change the way you think, feel and behave. This therapeutic approach has been proven to be clinically effective in treating a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults and young people. The approach helps you to look at how you think about a situation, which affects how you feel and act. 

 

The therapy will help you to understand how your current thought patterns and behaviour, in particular, any harmful, unhelpful, and skewed ideas or thoughts, may be triggering and maintaining your problems, or making them worse. The aim is to change your way of thinking and behaving to establish more realistic and helpful patterns.

Couples therapy

Couple counselling is about your relationship and the issues you have with each other within that relationship.  All relationships go through difficult times and it often really hard to work out where our these problems originate from. They can arise from different communication styles, difficulty in expressing feelings, unmet childhood needs and how are our own parents marriage and relationships shaped us and our views.

Couples counselling provides a space for you to discuss openly the issues that are affecting your relationship and how to stay together or to part amicably.    The sessions allow you both the time and space to talk, to be heard and listened to. Counselling ensures that you are both heard and allows you the space to talk. At the first session we will discuss what you want from counselling and decide together how the sessions will work.

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