Counselling Adults is confidential, neutral, and contained within a 50 minute regular session time with an agreed contract length from a one off session to open ended work.
It is important that you feel safe and comfortable with me. This can happen immediately: but usually takes a while to build up trust.
Coming to counselling can be a challenging experience. If you have not been before you have the advantage of beginning at the beginning of your journey!
Being in the room with a counsellor for the first time can be an anxious experience. We are generally, in the modern world of distraction and short attention span, unused to having a space where you will be the centre of attention. Once you become used to the space – having someone who will not say anything about themselves and create a neutral space where you can clearly see the issues without the distraction of other peoples’ agendas and opinions.
If you have been before you will know what happens. Perhaps you have a had a good experience or nor so good experience of counselling before. You will be free to discuss this to see if there is any impact on your new counselling relationship.
All my work is supervised externally by an experienced professional clinician.
I work to the BACP Code of Ethics
Definition of Counselling
Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self- knowledge, emotional
acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources. The overall aim is to provide
an opportunity to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. Counselling relationships will
vary according to need but may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving
specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge,
working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others.