In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic I’m now providing a counselling and support service online using Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom. Please contact me for further details.
Hopefully this web site will give you enough information to help you decide whether or not counselling is right for you. If you need to know anything more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch either by email or by telephone 07976 281187.
One of the main aims of counselling is to ’guide us from feeling victims of circumstances to feeling we have some control over our lives.’ (Hetty Einzig).
What is Counselling/Psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy is a contractual arrangement by which a practitioner meets a person, in privacy and confidence, to explore the distress this person may be experiencing. This may be a difficulty; their dissatisfaction with life; or loss of a sense of direction or purpose.
Successful counselling depends on trust and trust requires confidentiality. You and your counsellor will work within a confidential relationship where what you talk about to your counsellor will stay between the both of you. There are a few exceptions where confidentiality would need to be broken, for example, when a counsellor feels that a young person is seriously at risk or you are at risk to your self or to others.
Your counsellor will discuss the whole issue with you at the first session and make a confidentiality agreement. Sometimes you might ask your counsellor to speak to someone else about your work or progress in counselling. For this to happen you will need to give your counsellor written permission, because with out your written permission your counsellor will not even confirm you are working with a counsellor to anyone.