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Counselling Services

Counselling (Talk Therapy) is a supportive process that can help people when they are experiencing difficulties. Some reasons people choose to see a counsellor include:

 

  • Receiving support during significant life events.
     

  • Managing stress or overwhelming emotions.
     

  • Enjoying life and relationships more.
     

  • Working towards their goals.

Counselling can be either shorter or longer term, depending on what is most appropriate for your situation. ​The approach we take will be decided collaboratively, and support is always designed to help promote clarity, new options, and inner and outer resources for change.

Benefits of Counselling:

Immediate Benefits:

  • Feel listened to and validated, feel your experiences, thoughts and feelings matter.
     

  • Be encouraged and have your strengths, and choices acknowledged.
     

  • Gain information and awareness about issues affecting your health & wellbeing.
     

Longer Term Benefits:

  • Heal emotionally if you have experienced loss or trauma.
     

  • Support to make decisions, identify goals and learn strategies to achieve them.
     

  • Develop deeper insight and understanding of your self and relationships.

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What happens in a
Counselling Session?


If you decide to try counselling with me, the first session will be an opportunity for you to tell me your story and discuss what you would like to work on.

 

By taking a personal history, I will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend a suitable counselling method. Working collaboratively, the first session is an opportunity to reach an agreement on how we will approach working together towards your improved health and wellbeing. 

Counselling is often referred to as Talk Therapy, and in most cases sessions consist of therapeutic conversations between counsellor and client.

 

Additionally, it may be effective to use other techniques, such as drawing/art, meditation or relaxation exercises, walking in nature, brainspotting, and other experiential activities that can facilitate the healing process.

 

Sessions last for 50-60 minutes and treatment is most effective when sessions are regularly attended, usually weekly to begin with. Progress will be reviewed at regular intervals, to ensure we are taking the most helpful approach for achieving your goals, and responding to any changing needs. 

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