"If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place"
- Eckhart Tolle
Counselling is about change and requires you to be on board with the idea of change. Counselling is the opportunity to have space and time for you. A time to be free to talk, be heard, and to be seen. It can be a time to reflect, imagine and be yourself. Counselling enables you to explore general life issues; which may be long standing or something new.
The issues may be relating to, feelings, emotions, relationships, personal disasters, anxiety, behaviour patterns or life transitional events. I work with whatever you bring and towards your goal. It’s always helpful if you have an idea of what you would like to achieve from counselling, but we can always explore this in our first session together. I commit to be authentic, truthful, gently challenge your ideas, and ask you clarifying questions in order to understand what you are experiencing and bring into your awareness something which may help you move forward.
Counselling may be long or short in duration, you are in control. I will be alongside you for however long you need my help and support. Before we start our work together, it would be good for us to meet and for you to see how you feel with me before you commit fully. Likewise, I need to be able to feel that I can relate and be of service to you.
I offer a 50-minute session, for individual clients and a 60 or 90 minute session for couples at the usual session rate, for us to have the experience of interacting, for you to ask questions, and for me to collate some more information about what is going on for you right now. The relationship between us is important and can be the greatest tool for change.
Very often the therapy encountered in the room continues long after you have left. Things may come into your mind, memories or clarity, or perhaps questions. I would encourage you to use a journal to record these thoughts in between sessions and bring your journal along the following week, when you may choose to share or not. Either is okay.