How I can Help You
Counselling / Psychotherapy is a talking therapy. I (the therapist) will give you time to shout, talk, cry or just think. It is an opportunity to look at your problems in a different way with someone who will respect you and your opinions.
Counselling / psychotherapy can help with specific areas of your life such as depression, anxiety, loss, grief & bereavement, stress, low self-esteem, confidence, anger management, relationship issues and family difficulties, bullying, learning difficulties, addictions, feeling down and suicidal thoughts, to name a few.
While providing a safe and supportive environment that honours your life experiences, difficulties, and future plans, I am determined to facilitate awareness, power and will. This may help you to develop your understanding of yourself and help you cultivate self-love, healthy relationships and ultimately to build a happier life.
In the first session you will meet me in my private practice (face to face, online or telephone) for the first time. Sessions last for 50 / 60 minutes and take place in a quiet room. A number of things will be covered such as confidentiality, data protection and session timings.
I will ask you questions that will help me to understand your surface problem(s) before we can explore any deeper issues.
Some questions asked may include:
Why you want a specific therapy
Why you sought therapy
Your personal / family history and current situation
You can ask questions about the therapy process, contract or anything else is in your mind related with our future sessions.
You may find your sessions fly past once you start to open up. The type of counselling I offer is one where the relationship between you and me is central to the counselling sessions and where a better understanding of your concerns can be achieved.
We may do our sessions face to face, online or telephone.
Online Counselling / Telephone Counselling:
For some conditions, online / telephone therapy can be just as effective as in-person treatment. If you live miles away from any counsellors, struggle going outside, or like the idea of getting help in your own home, then it’s a flexible alternative. Some people find it’s a good first step towards face-to-face counselling too.
It is proved that online and telephone sessions as efficient as face to face because are based on honesty, building a relationship, empathy and 100% emotional support. Some people find it easier to talk over the phone, some wants to see each other. All the sessions are conducted in my private office in the same way like face to face.