Individual Counselling

Counselling offers a way for people to have a safe, confidential space in which they can resolve difficulties in their life.

I believe that in counselling, the counsellor and client should explore together what may have contributed to the issues the client wants to address so that more fulfilling ways of living can be found. The counselling I offer operates on the basis that change is possible within a non-judgmental setting where what is said is listened to carefully, taken seriously and explored openly.

This means that harmful patterns of relating, problematic behaviours, difficulties with emotion, and past issues that cause difficulties in the present can be worked through, allowing for a greater level of freedom and energy for life.

Initial Contact

When you first contact the service we will discuss over the phone or by email what you would like from counselling. If after this you would like to be assessed for counselling, we will agree a time and location for an initial assessment.

Initial Assessment

The initial session is an assessment will take fifty minutes. This time is spent talking through in more detail what you want from counselling. I will take information to help me understand your specific situation and we will think through how we can best work together.

Following this, if you feel we can work together, we will agree to meet weekly or twice weekly for fifty minute sessions.

Counselling Sessions

These sessions will be focussed on us working through whatever you feel is appropriate to explore. An aspect of the counselling process involves you bringing to the sessions the issues that you feel are most relevant so we can explore them together.

  • Costs
  • Initial Assessment – £45
  • Weekly Session – £45

I am able to accept cash, cheques or BACS. You will be invoiced at the end of each month for work carried out.

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