Counselling

If you are on a low income, we can speak about a range of affordable options for counselling. Please also note that counselling doesn’t always have to be long term, and it doesn’t necessarily have to take place every week.

Sometimes just one or two sessions can be of help. And, if further sessions are required, they can be fortnightly or monthlyaccording to what is most beneficial for you.

What do we hope for when we attend counselling?

If we haven’t attended counselling before, it can feel daunting. We hope that we won’t be judged, that our difficult feelings will be understood and respected. We are likely to expect help in creating changes that could make life less painful and more enjoyable. All counselling approaches are designed to help fulfil these hopes and expectations.

I am a qualified, experienced counselling therapist who uses an Integrative approach. I am fully insured, and as a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to their code of ethics. I also hold an enhanced CRB certificate.

Over the centuries, different ideas have evolved for the purpose of exploring and understanding human difficulties. An Integrative counselling therapist has been trained to call upon this rich tapestry of perspectives, integrating into their practice the insights offered. This enables a particular freedom of thought, so Integrative practitioners will invariably bring their own creative techniques to therapy. This approach offers a highly personalised experience of counselling.

I offer a free, fifteen minute telephone or Skype session, so that you can see if you would like to go ahead with a series of sessions. My fee is £35 for one hour and ten minutes. But please note, if you are on a low income, we can speak about a range of affordable options.

Currently, we are unable to meet, but counselling by Skype and telephone offers an alternative. I can also provide support by email; email support may be the most affordable option if your financial circumstances are especially difficult.