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.
Not everyone can attend sessions in person, but still need a safe and confidential space in which to talk about their problems. I am experienced in delivering online sessions, which means you can still access the support you need via Zoom, a secure video platform.
When you contact me, I will offer you an initial consultation and send you a unique link to our secure online counselling room. This consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what’s going on for you and why you are seeking counselling at this time. If you choose to commence with regular sessions, we will then agree a regular weekly timeslot and I will send you a link to our weekly sessions.
It is important for online counselling to find a quiet, private space for your session where you feel safe and will not be disturbed. You will also need a good internet signal and I recommend closing other apps on your device to avoid any online distractions during our time together.
For more information, please see Therapy FAQs or contact me here