About Counselling

Counselling aims to provide a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without criticism or judgement. All too often, life events can drag us down or leave us feeling helpless or confused. Sometimes we feel we cannot confide in anyone, even those people who are close.

Counselling is not about giving advice or telling you what to do. It is a way to facilitate choice and change, reduce confusion and discover your own way of living more resourcefully. Counselling can help you gain a different perspective on your problem.

Confidentiality is fundamental to a Counselling relationship based on trust. In the first session the boundaries of confidentiality will be discussed and agreed between us.

As an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.  Click here to see the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. The BACP is one of the main professional associations in the United Kingdom for counsellors and therapists.

Some reasons for coming to counselling are:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cultural Identity
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Behaviour
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Or, just not feeling good about yourself or where life is leading you.