About Counselling

What is counselling?

Counselling/psychotherapy is a way in which to explore anything that is affecting you; whether it be from the past, the present or something in the future. Counselling can help you make choices in your life that feel right for you. We will listen carefully and respond sensitively. You will not be judged or given advice and everything you say is highly confidential. We will provide you with safe and accepting conditions and will help you to explore and understand yourself better. This will help you make sense of your problems.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can help you with such difficulties as;

  • Low self confidence
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Coping with loss / bereavement
  • Anger
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • History of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties

This list is not exhaustive. Some clients have a clear idea as to what is wrong, others do not but sense that “something is not right”. Whatever, the issue give us a call to discuss your specific needs

Will everything I say be confidential?

Confidentiality is key to the success of the therapeutic relationship. We adhere to strict ethical guidelines set out by the BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

How often and how long will each session last for?

Sessions will be weekly and each session will last for 50 minutes.

How long will I need?

This is difficult to answer as it depends on your needs and the issues being worked on. In our experience most clients resolve their issue within 6 -16 sessions.