What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy. As a counsellor, I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about specific problems that have become unmanageable and that might be causing you psychological discomfort or distress. 

I will encourage and support you to talk about your feelings and facilitate you to understand how you are interpreting events, situations, your life and relationships.

My counselling approach

As a Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor, I believe that you are a unique human being and have the wisdom to know what you need. 

I assume that you have the capability to resolve your own issues and reach your own insights guided by our work together.

I can offer creative techniques to help you gain awareness and personal insight or I can simply listen and give you a calming space to talk and be heard.

...and if something more structured is needed, then I have plenty of other tools that I can introduce to ensure our work together fits your needs. 

How I work

I am based on the South Coast of England. I can offer sessions from my home-based therapy room, in the comfort of your own home or a workplace setting*. I can also deliver counselling online (using Zoom or any other preferred platform).  Text, email, telephone and outdoor counselling are other options. [*PLEASE NOTE: Travel costs may be incurred for home visits. A risk assessment for will also need to be carried out for all face to face sessions].

Initial Assessment

Before we begin, I will arrange an initial 50-minute assessment and contracting session. This session will help us to identify if we are right for each other. Further sessions are usually held weekly and last for 50 minutes. 

 

Number of sessions

I offer a short seven-session package which is usually targeted or focused on one particular outcome or issue. This can be extended in sets of 6 sessions to accommodate longer work. 

Modality & approach

It’s important to know that, while the Gestalt counselling modality can be dynamic and creative, it is also very respectful and I will always work with what you feel safe with.

Costs

All sessions cost £44 per session. My 7-session package consists of 1 initial assessment session and then 6 counselling sessions. 

Concessionary rates are available.