Frequently asked questions
What would a counselling session look like?
A session with me is a space where you can talk about anything you like - and I mean anything. I will really listen to what you say and our interactions will help you to make sense of your difficulties, find answers to your own questions, leading you to feel better in yourself.
There is no topic off-limits – everything you bring will be received in a completely non-judgemental way.
I mainly work in a person centred way but can bring CBT or coaching into a session too. Together we can figure out the best way of working for you.
My sessions are relaxed and I find that alongside people bringing their difficult feelings, there are elements of warmth, connection and humour too – a counselling session can be a space where you bring all sides of you.
Will you tell other people what we talk about?
What we talk about is completely confidential and this is written into our contract. The only exception to this is if I think you or others are in danger or you talk about serious illegal activities (eg terrorism or money laundering). I have supervision once a month when I talk about my work as a counsellor but will never disclose your identity.
What types of people do you see?
I see anyone over the age of 18, and have experience of working with people of different sexuality, gender, race, age and religion.
How many sessions will I need?
There is no set answer to this question as it is different for everyone. However, I have found that when it is time for someone to end counselling it is usually obvious and we will work together towards a healthy ending.
How long are the sessions and how often do we meet?
The sessions are 50 minutes long and are weekly.
What is Person Centred counselling?
Person centred counselling is a form of counselling that works on the premise that everyone is unique, and as such the counsellor cannot 'fix' your issues for you - but will help you explore your feelings, issues, behaviour and worldview, to increase self awareness and lead to positive change.