Counselling

Sad woman.What is counselling?

Counselling is a process that helps and enables you to explore and understand your feelings and thoughts about your situation. It offers impartial help to resolve your problems, and find the best solution or the most appropriate course of action.

What can counselling offer?

Seeing a counsellor offers you the time and space to deal with issues or problems. A counsellor gives impartial help to enable you to choose whatever best suits your needs, or problem solving when the issue is practical rather than emotional.

Does counselling work?

Yes. Research has shown counselling is helpful for many people, it helps individuals to gain a sense of perspective, recognise issues and make changes in their life, resolve problems and lessen the impact of psychological distress, and improves an individuals ability to work, function normally, and improves physical and mental wellbeing.

Who is counselling for?

Everyone. We are all unique individuals, and have different ways of coping with personal or work difficulties. Counselling can be a positive way of seeking support for a variety of issues including:

  • Loss and bereavment
  • Breakdown of personal or work relationships
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of confidence
  • Family problems
  • Change of all sorts (which may include redundancy)
  • Weight loss issues
  • Maladaptive behaviours (e.g. excessive alchol, smoking, substance abuse).

Who will know I have had counselling?

No one – unless you tell them. Counselling is strictly confidential and I work to the BACP ethical code of practice. At the beginning of a session I will outline the contract (the boundaries) around which we will be working, this protects you, and the counsellor, and ensures your confidentiality.

Happy lady.How might I feel during counselling?

Most people feel a great sense of relief at having the time, space, and someone to talk to who is impartial, non-judgemental and empathic. At times counselling may feel difficult and challenging, however, with willingness and patience, and the realationship of trust that builds up, you can begin to take the steps to a better place.

How may I feel after counselling?

Most feel huge relief and like they have been really listened to and understood. Others can initially feel emotionally drained, but this soon passes as people feel they are finally moving forward. You may feel very tired soon after a session, if you do, then be kind to yourself and rest or sleep as soon as you are able to.

How much will it cost?

Counselling sessions cost £40 per hour.

How many sessions do you need?

We are all different and bring differing issues. For some people one session may be sufficient, usually four to six sessions works best, this is known as brief therapy. If you have very deep rooted problems you many need long term therapy, or other medical assistance in which case I would refer you on to your GP.

How do I arrange an appointment?

Feel free to contact me, and we can arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience. I’m always here to listen, here to help.

Qualifications

  • MSc. Counselling Psychology
  • BEd (Hons)
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • PGCE Management
  • MBACP

Contact

Phone:
07525 668262
Email:
gill@trainingandcounselling.co.uk
Website:
www.trainingandcounselling.co.uk