Throughout life we experience many hurdles, some may seem impossible and yet we clear them - others appear simple, yet we stumble and fall. It isn't always the hurdle which is the problem but our own perception at that time. When we decide the time is right to seek counselling, it is often then that the most valuable results are achieved. With this in mind I will always try and see clients within 5 working days of initial contact. The number of sessions required will depend on you. I offer both short term and long term therapy but usually begin with 3 sessions where there can be a beginning, middle and closure or review.
To consider counselling is one thing but to actually make that first contact can be very difficult, whether as a couple or individual. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to ensure that counselling is for you. If you would like to continue we will start straight away. Sometimes it's difficult to know how to begin, for this I can offer prompts such as questionnaires, pictures and other items if required.
I work with many different issues, accepting the client with whatever they may bring. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment, where we are able to explore and reflect, encouraging self awareness. Self awareness enables us to reconnect with those resources that can help us identify and overcome difficult thoughts and emotions.
I work with empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. I believe the relationship is the key to success: to feel safe, respected, accepted and really listened to without judgement or criticism.
My practice is near Gloucester Quays, there is free parking in the trading estate and the surrounding area.
In addition to face to face I offer remote counselling via Skype or Zoom.