My Counselling Service
Our first session will be a chance to say hello and to make sure that we are comfortable working together. Then, if you're happy to go ahead and I feel I am able to meet your needs, then we will arrange subsequent sessions.
Our sessions will give you the opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings and to explore why you're feeling the way you do so you may start to make sense of things and feel better.
I offer you a safe environment and enough time to say exactly what you need to say. The work is confidential, you will be free from judgement and criticism and you can speak openly without fear of upsetting or hurting anyone.
The time we have will be your time - I will be there with you, to support you, listening and responding objectively and with empathy - then together we can work towards your happier future.
Sessions are at a regular time each week, throughout the duration of our time working together and they run for a full hour. The photo above is taken from The Counseliing Cabin, my
own purpose built premises, in Chelmsford, Essex - check out the 'Gallery', from the tool bar above, for more pics!
Some of my clients feel more comfortable talking by telephone, so I offer telephone counselling if you would prefer it. This works in the same way, in that we have a regular hour long session each week throughout the time we are working together.
I offer both short term and more long term, or open ended, counselling. There is no need to decide right away which to choose, we would review our work together as we go along.
The sessions I offer are interactive, I won't sit in silence, I don't believe that to be helpful. I also strongly believe that we are all individuals, there is no one size fits all approach to counselling; so I work in an integrative way, this means that I am able to draw from a number of different approaches and theories* to tailor our sessions to meet your own individual needs.
* I typically work with one or more of the following modalities: Pshycodyanamic, Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, CBT, Systemic (family systems & dynamics) and Mindfulness.
All sessions for individuals are £45 for a full hour
Couple sessions are £60.
I have a few discounted spaces for counselling trainees and I am able to work from a purly person centred or phychdynamic approach - if this is necessary for your course - please contact me
for details on availability.