What is Counselling?

bluewaterdropwebWhat Is Counselling?

As a Counsellor, my role is to provide you with a safe space to talk about what is on your mind. The sessions are confidential and I always work in a non-judgmental way.

Counselling is not about me telling a person what to do nor is it about giving advice. The principles I follow are led by a Person Centered approach. This means that I believe each of us has the resources and the ability to heal ourselves, with some guidance. It is my role to be a facilitator, to help you explore your issues in an objective and empathetic way.

I draw on practices from Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as other creative techniques. This allows me to work in an holistic way with clients, which in turns becomes very individual. I am currently in training to become a trauma specialist; using EMDR.

Counselling gives people a secure, confidential environment where they can express and understand their feelings, thoughts and emotions. I can help you to explore whatever is on your mind in an objective way. I won’t judge you. For some people, talking can be hard, that is why I draw on other techniques to allow for you to process your thoughts and feelings without always having to talk about painful experiences.

People come to counselling for all different types of reasons:

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Abuse
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sexuality
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual health
  • Debt or financial worries
  • Eating Distress and many more…

The service I offer is professional, in line with the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy’s (BACP’s) ethical guidelines and I am fully insured with Towergate Insurance.

I offer a free initial telephone session before we commence with our sessions. This can help to alleviate any stress and anxiety you might have about coming for counselling and it also allows you the space to ask any questions that you might have.

All Counsellors have to regularly see a Supervisor who helps to ensure that our work is beneficial to the client. The work with clients remains confidential as no personal details are shared with my supervisor that could identify clients in any way.