You may be finding life difficult or painful. This may be due to a
relationship problem or something that you experienced in the past. You
may feel you can barely cope with the demands and responsibilities of
life. You may be suffering from low mood or a general sense of
dissatisfaction. You may feel a sense of bereavement or loss. Perhaps
you are aware of being angry a lot of the time. You could have noticed
patterns of behaviour in your life and you wonder why. You may feel you
have issues connected with spirituality or religion. These feelings and
thoughts can be explored in the safety and containment of counselling.
Therapy would involve us meeting at the same time each week for 50
minutes. You would have a safe, confidential and comfortable space to
talk about your thoughts and feelings: perhaps aspects of your
relationships; a situation at work; difficulties with making a decision;
memories which disturb you; the events of your week that have perplexed
you; perhaps a sense of being overwhelmed or got at. There are so many
different reasons why people seek counselling.
Therapy gives you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and
feelings and to try to understand them and to consider different ways of
thinking about them. It is a process that explores the present, the
past and looks to the future. It makes connections and allows difficult
things to be expressed in a safe, contained, private and confidential
space where you will not be judged.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be on an open-ended basis or it can be short-term (e.g. 8 or 12 sessions).
Initially we would arrange a consultation to discuss the best way forward for you. The fee for this is £60.
After that, counselling would be once weekly for 50 minutes. We would
talk about a fee for these ongoing sessions appropriate to your
circumstances, usually between £45 and £60 per session. It is normal
practice to charge for missed or cancelled sessions.