Therapy will begin with an initial session, including an initial assessment, offering you an opportunity to discuss your issues and to conceptualise your problems, creating direction and movement.
Each session thereafter will last for approximately 50 mins to an hour face to face counselling, and can take place over a shorter or longer term, as required. Periodically, counselling may be reviewed to keep pace with desired outcomes and timing. All client work is contracted for confidentiality prior to counselling beginning.
Would counselling help with my issues?
Psychotherapy often has very successful outcomes for a wide variety of presentations as its aim is to understand the very personal perspective of each client and the difficulties they are experiencing: so exploring and cultivating new options, coping mechanisms and understanding to move forward in a more successful, grounded, and organic way for the client.
Modern day living often places high demands on us and can affect relationships, work experiences and deplete our resources, therapy is an opportunity to address the balance in our lives and spend our resources more carefully, increasing our quality of life. Sometimes, past experiences affect our current lives and by making sense of them we are able to live more fully in the moment.
Please note that these presentations are by no means exhaustive of the issues seen daily in counselling, but are seen regularly.
- Historical Abuse
- Eating Problems
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Domestic Violence
- Loss of Meaning
Children and Young People
I have extensive experience in the counselling of children and young people, and am currently and for several years, have been in practice in a large, charitable organisation as a children and young people’s counsellor.
Throughout this role, I have gained valuable experience in understanding family dynamics and the difficulties they may experience and is aware of the support families can require. These presentations may be felt in educational settings: school, college, university and in societal settings: friendships and family life.
The perspective of a young person’s world is quite different from that of an adults and requires knowledge and understanding with sensitivity to overcome difficulties in this arena.
I have worked, and developed, over time, successful strategies to support young people in their daily struggle with life, increasing understanding, resilience and building personal resources for individuals experiencing issues including loss, exam pressure, general anxiety, panic attacks, self-image, disabilities, communication in families and more.
Family sessions can be invaluable in establishing successful communication and an opportunity to express self-perception and develop roles within the family unit.