What is counselling?

Counselling is a way of exploring difficulties in your life with someone who is professionally trained. Someone who has the time to listen and is not involved, so can be impartial and objective. I will help you make sense of your difficulties leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.

What happens in counselling?

My sessions are strictly confidential, last an hour and are normally held weekly over an agreed period of time. You are in control of the sessions at all times and you share your difficulties with me at your own pace. I will use my skills to help you understand your situation and find a way through.

Will I be given advice ?

I  do not provide advice or make decisions for you but will be supportive and understanding. You will be able to explore choices that will enable you to bring positive change leading to more fulfilling relationships and a happier life.

How do I know you’re a good Counsellor?

All Counsellors undertake rigorous training and practice and should belong to a professional body that ensures high ethical standards. I have been practising successfully for 15 years, a testament to the quality of my client relationships.  I am Accredited by Relate,  a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), a BACP Registered Counsellor and hold a Diploma in Counselling from Plymouth University (1998)

How will I know how you work?

Counsellors work to many different models and the best way to find out if the Counsellor is right for you is to meet up and talk to the Counsellor at an Initial Consultation.  Research undertaken has identified that no counselling model is better than another it is the Counsellor / Client relationship that makes all the difference. So come and talk to me and see how I can help you.

Leading Professional Bodies

  • BACP -Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy