About counselling

What I offer

In person counselling - Bournemouth

Benefits

  • Greater self acceptance and self esteem

  • Relief from anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions

  • See your thought from a different perspective

  • Feel less alone with your problems

  • Improve your physical well-being

Challenges

  • It is not east to tell a stranger about yout concerns and difficulties. Give yourself and your counsellor time and you will discover the benefits of counselling

  • As you find greater acceptance and understanding of yourself, you may view your relationships with other people in your life differently. You may find this unsettling

  • Time and financial commitment is needed from you. I'm here to support you so please discuss any of these concerns with me

Online and telephone counselling

Benefits

  • You may find it easier to access counselling more quicky

  • You may find it easy to talk, focus and express yourself

  • You have the flexibility to choose what is best for you either a video or telephone call

Challenges

  • You may not be comfortable using the interent or technology and you may prefer to see a counsellor in person

  • You may feel that the issue you want to talk about is too complex to be discussed online

  • You may not have a private space to use at home for your counselling session

FAQ

What is counselling?

Counselling provides a confidential, safe and supportive space where you are able to talk about your worries or concerns. Counselling can help you to gain a better understanding of your feelings, your thought processes and to help you to come to terms with the things that have changed. It can help you to focus on your issues and to clarity them.

Why do people come to counselling?

People access counselling for all sorts of reasons, including: Anxiety, depression, gender indentity, low self-esteem and relationship probems. However some people may just not know why they feel the way they do and counselling is here to support you in exploring your emotions and feelings.

How often are counselling sessions and how long do they last?

Counselling sessions normally take place on the same day and time each week and last for 50 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

This is entirely up to you and depends on the issues that you bring to counselling. Some people might come for a few sessions and feel ready to end their sessions whilst others may continue for longer.

How much does counselling cost?

Sessions start from £45

Where do sessions take place?

Due to the current coronavirus situation all counselling takes plase either by phone or video call. When it is safe for face to face sessions to resumne they will be held at The Consulting Centre.

Are sessions confidential?

Yes, all sessions are confidential with the exception of discosure of child protection and suicide risk.

More about counselling approaches

The person-centered approach focuses on the here and now and encourages clients to think about the present time. It encourages the client to express how they feel, gain self-awareness, help with self-development in a way that they can get a better understanding of who they are.

The transaction analysis approach, focuses on how clients express themselves and how they interact with others and form relationships.

Gestalt therapy will help you to make sense of your current situation, by focusing on the relationship between your mind, body, soul and the emotions and feelings that you are experiencing.