What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are ‘talking therapies’, suitable for anyone who is experiencing distress or difficulties in their life. They provide a safe, confidential place to talk and share your feelings with a therapist who is qualified and trained to listen in an understanding and non-judgemental way.
How can it help?
Many people may find themselves at some point in their life when they could benefit from the kind of help that counselling and psychotherapy can offer. Your reasons for coming to counselling will be personal to you, but for many of us, when life is challenging, we can become overwhelmed and may feel anxious, depressed, ashamed and alone. The counselling relationship can help to ease feelings of isolation, and provides caring support which not only helps clients to cope but also helps them to become more confident in themselves and be able to find their own inner resources to deal with their problems.
Is it right for you?
I believe it is important that you find a therapist who is right for you, which is why I offer a reduced rate introductory session. This first session gives us an opportunity to meet, I will explain how I work, covering boundaries and confidentiality and we can explore your requirements and expectations. I can address any questions or concerns you may have about the therapeutic process, providing an opportunity to determine if we are comfortable working together.
What to expect.
Sessions are 50 minutes long, held on a regular basis either weekly or fortnightly. In this safe, supportive environment you can explore your feelings and behaviours around the issue, or issues, that brought you to counselling. The therapeutic process can facilitate better understanding of yourself and assist you in finding a way forward that is right for you.
If you wish to find out more about person-centred counselling please visit: www.bapca.org.uk