Counselling is an opportunity to meet with a professional on a regular basis to talk about yourself and any difficulties you may be experiencing. As a therapist, I won’t tell you what to do, or hijack the conversation by talking about similar experiences I’ve had. What I will do is listen and offer a confidential, non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be explored.
There is no fixed finishing point with open-ended therapy and often there is no single issue in mind. Rather, the client wants to explore enduring behavioural patterns, work out what makes them ‘tick’, and create a greater understanding and sense of well-being in their lives, improving their sense of agency and capacity for personal choice.
I offer short-term counselling of 12 sessions which focuses on one specific area of difficulty and tends to be more goal-orientated than open-ended therapy.
Often these sessions offer the client a more directive and practical approach. If you are unsure whether short-term or long-term therapy is right for you, we can explore this together.