How counselling can help

How counselling can help

Counselling can help you to…

  • Clarify things
  • Feel empowered
  • See that you have choices
  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Gain greater insight into your world
  • See things from a different perspective
  • Decide if you want to make changes in your life
  • Find your resources, strengths and coping strategies

 What does Counselling Help with….

People seek counselling for many different reasons here are some of issues I work with

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Physcial Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Grief
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Work Related Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Discrimination
  • Cultural Issues
  • Loss of direction
  • Loss of Confidence
  • Lack of Self Esteem
  • Addiction(s)
  • Alcohol
  • Substance Use
  • Life Changes
  • Carer Support
  • Relationship Problems
  • Anger
  • Frustration
  • Guilt
  • Personal Growth
  • Personal Development
  • Self-Exploration
  • Divorce
  • Affairs
  • Separation
  • Step-families
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Couples seeking to end their relationship

 What do I do next?

If you have decided that counselling is for you or if you would like to work with me and you are unsure if I can help with your problem, please contact me, my details can be found on the  contact page.   The next step will be to either book an assessment or if I am unable to help I will signpost you to another individual or organisation who works with that particular issue.

What happens at the Assessment?

It is is your opportunity to

  • Tell me what has prompted you to seek counselling now
  • Ask me questions about our work together
  • See if you feel comfortable working with me.

It is my opportunity to

  • Gather some general information
  • Assess risk
  • Explain how I work
  • Explain the Client Information Sheet (Contract) including:- confidentiality, boundaries of our work, fees, frequency of session, cancellation policy, holidays, breaks and endings

It is an opportunity for us to think about

  • How we would work together
  • Whether we undertake short-term or open ended counselling
  • What you would like to gain from the counselling
  • How you hope to feel at the end of our work together

If we decide to work together we both sign my Client Information Sheet (Contract).   Sometimes this initial assessment process could take us up to 2/3 sessions.  If at any time it doesn’t feel right for you, or you decide it’s not the right time for you or if I feel it’s more appropriate for you to see another counsellor or specialist organisation, we will agree to not proceed further.