HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP YOU?
The fact that you are reading this probably means that you are going through a really tough time... but it's also good news, because you have also taken the first step to helping yourself.
Whatever it is that you are going through, counselling can help.
Counselling offers you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential relationship, supporting you in sharing your worries and fears which may be distressing, confusing and overwhelming and which may be difficult to share with friends and family. Whilst talking to friends and family can be helpful, sometimes it can also be extremely helpful to talk to someone who can support you and who will listen to you without seeking to judge, give advice or criticise.
Counselling can also help you to see things more clearly. It can help you explore difficulties that have arisen in the present or the past that may be preventing you from moving forward in your life. Your problems are unique and counselling can help you to explore your own choices, empowering you to make changes in your life and come to terms with difficult experiences.
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that each person has the capacity inside them to improve their life.
As your counsellor, I am here to provide you with a confidential, safe, supportive environment where you are accepted for who you really are, thus allowing you to find your own personally meaningful answers.
Some of the issues that may be affecting you:
- Body Image
- Domestic Abuse
- Exam stress
- Health Issues
- Making changes in your life
- Relationships with your family, friends, partner
- Self Harm
- Sexual Identity
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you are over 18, then you can self refer. Please feel free to call me on 07922 876 633 for an initial short chat or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can call you back.
If you are between 16 and 18, depending on your circumstances I might need to get parental or legal guardian consent.
If you are under 16, I would encourage you to speak to your parents or guardians about wishing to access counselling. If they are in agreement, I could then meet you all for an initial consultation.
Our sessions will be confidential within the confines of counselling. This means that the information you bring to the session will be held in confidence between ourselves and I will only share information if you have agreed to it. However, I may need to break confidentiality if I think there is a significant risk to yourself or others. Should this happen, I will let you know that I believe that this information may need to be shared with another party and we will have a discussion as to how to proceed.
I offer an initial free telephone consultation, of around 20 minutes and thereafter, each 50 minute session is 60 pounds.. If we agree to continue then the next session is payable in advance.