What is Counselling?


What can counselling do?
There is hope for better times with counselling.

Counselling or therapy can support you through difficult periods of your life.  Together, we can help you to address problems which may stem from distressing events in your earlier life.  Problems like these can sometimes cause a repetitive impact on the present. 

Problematic issues which can affect our ability to cope with life may include: poor relationships, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, divorce, stress, depression, blended families, compulsive behaviour and addictions of all kinds, anger and grief.

What can counselling do?

Counselling can help you come to terms with and find acceptance of the past, explore the options available to you and the choices you might wish to make to enable you to look forward to a more positive future.

I can help you find new ways of understanding yourself and your feelings whether you want to come as an individual or as a couple, whatever your sexual or gender identity and whatever type of personal relationships you have.

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) working online and in the Mole Valley area of Surrey and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I am also a registered member of ACTO the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.

What’s the first step?

The first step is to arrange an initial consultation. This currently allows us to meet by telephone for 15 minutes to explore the kind of help you are seeking and the kind of help I am able to offer. After the initial consultation, if we decide to continue, we then agree a way forward.

Ongoing counselling sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes from the agreed start time, often for an initial period of six weeks, before review.

To comply with social distancing safety requirements, most therapy is currently offered online for individuals and couples in the way that suits you best: telephone, webcam, email or IM.

I recognise that this does not suit everyone and as I am lucky enough to have a number of safe and beautiful walks nearby, I also offer Walking and Talking – confidential counselling side by side in the open air.

Here are just some of the issues that counselling can help you with:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Career counselling and support
  • Child related issues
  • Communication difficulties in your relationships
  • Confidence
  • Conflict in your relationship
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Financial worries
  • Identity issues
  • Infidelity
  • Insecurity
  • Jealousy
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem or self-worth
  • Loss and grief
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Passive Aggressive behavioural patterns
  • Postnatal depression
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship problems
  • Sadness
  • Self-harm
  • Self identity
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Trust issues

Want to find out more?

Click on the menu headers for individual and relationships counselling to find out more or call me, 07375 293 075.

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