What is Counselling? 


'Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’ (BACP definition of counselling and psychotherapy).



Don't Know Which Way To Turn?


Taking the first step to go for counselling can feel daunting. It's important to find a counsellor you're comfortable talking to and feel you can trust. With this in mind, I always suggest an initial meeting so we can explore some of the feelings you may be experiencing and discuss whether counselling might be beneficial for you. We can then decide on a mutually convenient time and start meeting on a regular basis.


Maybe some of the following are familiar? 


Perhaps you feel you don't get the opportunity to express yourself or have confided in others before but have not been taken seriously or been misunderstood. Maybe the thought of talking to friends or family members is too daunting or just feels inappropriate. In circumstances like these, it is sometimes better to talk to someone who is not personally involved in your life. 




Counselling gives us the time and space to talk about our concerns. Having our feelings understood and then reflected back to us, can feel like a unique experience.




Treating what you say with respect and  confidentiality is very important to me. Therefore, I’m a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a national organisation setting standards, a code of conduct and ethics for practitioners. 



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