What is Counselling

The Counselling Approach I Practice

What is Counselling

“Sometimes it’s difficult to talk to family or friends”

Counselling is a term that is generally known as talking therapy. This is a shared and supportive space where clients can reflect on their concerns and issues in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

“I believe I practice what I preach, as I use CBT tools to help me be mindful of what is going on for me, when managing my own busy life”

Client Centred Counselling
CBT

CBT is the most heavily researched, solution focused counselling approach. I work together with a client to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in relation to their issues. Depending on a client’s concerns, I use a range of CBT tools which can include relaxation and mindfulness techniques, thought diaries and a range behavioural tasks which are tailored to my client’s needs. All of the strategies I use can be transferred into practice outside of the therapy room and help us to be mindful of what is going on for us in our busy lives.

What to Expect from Counselling

You can email or telephone me for the first point of contact. From there we can arrange an initial consultation, which I offer at a reduced price of £20. This initial consultation will mostly be an information gathering session and for clients to get a feel of whether they will be comfortable working with me, as this psychological connection and working alliance is important in order for therapy to work. At this first session, if we agree to work together, a contract between us will be agreed and the required fee for future counselling will be discussed. I work together with my clients and request feedback from the client in each session as to what they are finding helpful or what they may not be finding helpful in order for therapy to be effective for them.