What Can I Expect?
Have you noticed the way it can help to talk a problem through with a friend?
Counselling is a bit like that, but with structure and confidentiality.
Counsellors are trained to really listen and help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your thoughts and feelings; I won't tell you what to do, but will help you discover for yourself, what you need.
Clients often say that after just one session they feel 'lighter' from simply talking about about what's going on for them. When you are able to talk about your feelings without fear of judgement or embarrassment it helps you to gain a better perspective.
Getting started may feel scary so we will arrange an introductory meeting to give you the opportunity to feel comfortable with me. This also gives me the chance to familiarise myself with the difficulties you are having and make sure counselling is right for you. We can then set a time for regular sessions which last 50 minutes.
How long you continue in therapy is entirely up to you, it's a very personal process. Some find that six sessions are enough to untangle and clarify things for now, for others, particularly those who have been dealing with difficult feelings for a long time, the journey can be much longer and deeper.
However you choose to use therapy I will offer a safe, gentle approach to support your journey.