We all deserve to be heard and have our thoughts and our opinions valued in a non-judgemental way.
Everyone has a story to tell and it’s in the shared telling and in the skilled listening that healing and change can follow. The relationship between the counsellor and client is key.
Why professional counselling?
Mostly we get good counsel from our family and friends.
Occasionally, we need something more – something deeper.
We may need support in finding new ways of coping and it can be helpful to seek professional support outside of our family and friends.
Professional counselling can help by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can freely unload and discuss our issues.
For Christians I provide a safe place to talk about things of faith with someone outside their immediate community.
What to expect
I offer a professional, warm and compassionate space where
together we can look at what's
Working at a pace that suits you, I will endeavour to hear what you are saying, giving you my undivided attention.
Love and relationships are the essence of life – and the most difficult relationship we can have, is the one with ourselves.
You are unique and the only expert on yourself. Together we can find those inner resources that enable you to grow, heal and move forwards.
The first session
This is where we'll begin to get to know each other and find out what you would like to achieve, looking at the reasons you have for choosing to be counselled at this time.
The limits of confidentiality with regards to my ethics and
professional standing will be explained.
We'll take some time for you to start your story and see what it feels like being heard by me.
Finally, we will decide whether to formally commit, and discuss suitable times for your sessions.