About Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy is a completely safe and normal process which enables you to talk through whatever issue or issues you may wish to explore in a safe and non-judgemental environment. The decision as to what to reveal, and how much, is entirely yours, and will often depend on what you may be ready to explore yourself.

It is often a surprise to clients to find that the root cause of whatever is felt to be an issue is something that they had not considered. The mind is expert at hiding things that may be uncomfortable, and sometimes it can take some time for such things to be revealed.

How counselling and psychotherapy can help you

The process of counselling and psychotherapy can help with most forms of:

Psychological stress, whether anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, stress, relationship difficulties and/or a general inability to cope.

Sometimes just sharing a problem can help to release stress and tension.

How do I know if you're the right therapist for me?

It is important for you to feel comfortable with a counsellor that you are to work with, and for a counsellor to feel that he or she can work beneficially with you. With that in mind a 'trial' session is carried out first on a no obligation basis before any contract is mutually agreed as to the length of the work, charges, and what is expected of you. You can see a specimen form of my contract by clicking here.

Enabling you to move forward

Generally the process of being able to talk confidentially to an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and to share difficult issues can change the way that you view things and enable you to move forward with greater understanding and purpose. The process is not necessarily easy, and you may find that there are uncomfortable, painful even, moments as emotions are explored.

Counselling and psychotherapy can also help you to find meaning in your life.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling and psychotherapy works, or to arrange an initial appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of starting therapy, and whether I can help you.