What is counselling?
Counselling involves talking to a trained counsellor/therapist in total confidence in a warm safe environment about matters that really concern you.
As you explore your issues, you will be able to understand more about who you are, how you relate to other people and how you operate in the world. Increased self-awareness will help you to live a more fulfilling life.
Counselling and therapy does not mean giving advice but is a slow process of getting to know yourself.
As a person-centred existential counsellor/therapist, I believe that we all have the potential for personal growth and self-awareness and we all have the “answers” within ourselves but at certain points in our life we may have become stuck not knowing how to “move forwards”. There are times when you may be going through painful and confusing events and experiences. Consequently, you may be experiencing self- doubt, low self-esteem and feelings of hopelessness. Feelings of a general lack of purpose and meaning in life may also occur. This is when counselling/therapy may be of benefit to you.
We may look at repeat “patterns”, how you feel and how you are in relationships.
Sometimes we may explore your dreams. In short, we will look at whatever feels important to you.
How long does counselling/therapy take?
The number of sessions will vary depending upon you as a person and the issues you bring. Counselling is a process in which you, as the client, are in charge. You set the pace, and how deep you want to go is always your choice. As a person-centred existential counsellor/therapist I stay with the issues you bring. We will work together to establish how long is right for you and we will review your therapy on a regular basis. It is important for us to agree in advance when the therapy will end so that we can have a “proper” ending.