Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
Counselling can help you understand yourself better and the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems. The more armed with information you are, the easier it gradually becomes to navigate your way through any difficulties you are facing so that eventually you can come out the other side feeling more positive. Counselling can also help you understand other people's point of view better, which can shed light onto the way you interpret words or actions.
During therapy you will be encouraged you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. Together, we will look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues or help you to find ways of coping.
As an Integrative therapist I am trained to utilise a range of therapeutic models, according to your individual needs. These can include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Techniques, Psychodynamic and Person- Centred Counselling.
Counselling sessions will last for 60 minutes. Weekly sessions are recommended but this can be flexible and adapted to meet your needs. You may require just a few sessions for help support you with a specific issue or longer term therapy to explore deep-underlying issues, helping you to accept and deal with the past and the present.