FOR INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES
HOW COUNSELLING WORKS Counselling is about being listened to. It offers you the chance to talk about issues and problems, difficult feelings, hopes and fears - in complete confidence and without being judged.
I believe we are the experts on our own lives. We hold the solutions to our problems, but we often need someone outside our circle of friends and family to help us see them.
Talking to a trained counsellor helps you to understand yourself better - how you behave and relate to other people - so that you have more choice in the way you lead your life.
Counselling can also help you come to terms with the past and accept the things you can’t change. It can give you courage and confidence to do some things differently and break out of patterns where you get stuck. You then have a better chance of fulfilling your dreams and making the most of your potential.
COUPLE COUNSELLING This is to help you communicate better as a couple. As the counsellor I’m there to make sure you’re both properly heard. I’m on both your sides and I have no vested interest in a particular outcome.
NEXT STEPS If you feel counselling might be helpful to you then please give me a ring to book an initial consultation. We’ll talk about your concerns and whether or not counselling is the right thing for you.
If you decide to go ahead, we may agree on a set number of sessions, or choose to keep it open-ended. Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes for individuals and 75 minutes for couples. We usually meet once a week or fortnightly.
Each session costs £50 for individuals and £70 for couples. If you would like to book an initial consultation please contact me on 07870 647280 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
THE STORIES WE TELL - personal development workshops
I also run personal development workshops, The Stories We Tell, with my husband. These weekend and residential workshops are based around our life stories and how we interpret them. They are open to anyone who is looking for space and time to take stock of their lives, explore where they’re going, and look at what might be getting in the way. They are also about living more purposefully, creatively and authentically.
“Thank you so very much for one of the most insightful weekends I have ever spent.”
My overall approach to counselling is holistic - I believe mind, body and spirit are all connected.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with many years experience – I work in private practice and also within the NHS. As an Integrative Counsellor I draw on different models to suit each individual. I work within a Psychodynamic and Humanistic framework and also use elements of Art Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethical standards and code of practice. I am also a COSCA accredited trainer in counselling skills.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher and run a weekly yoga class.
Relationship Scotland Certificate in Couple Counselling (COSCA Accred.) 2014
Person-Centred Couples Training Certificate 2011
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, CiiC, MBACP (Accred.) 2004
COSCA Certificate of Trainer Accreditation in Counselling Skills 2007
Member of COSCA and a Registrant on the COSCA register
COMPLAINTS can be addressed through the COSCA Complaints Procedure via their website at www.cosca.org.uk
Counselling can help with:
- Panic attacks
- Relationship problems
- Bereavement or loss
- Workplace issues
Counselling can also help if you are feeling a lack of fulfilment, or are looking for clearer direction and meaning in your life.
Or perhaps you may want to develop your creativity, explore your spirituality, or simply grow as a person.