My counselling qualification is from a BACP accredited university and I am a member of BACP.
Trying to talk about personal things which are private, upsetting or that you can't explain can feel awkward, embarrassing, risky and can be immensely difficult. I have been trained to help you share whatever troubles you are experiencing, even when they are 'un-formed' and you feel you don't have the right words.
Counselling is helpful if you feel 'stuck' and can't see how your life might change. You may be anxious, depressed, lonely, fearful, grieving, angry or several of a range of feelings. This may stop you from having rewarding relationships or from leading a satisfying life.
How often do you get time for yourself when you are listened to and where the focus is wholly on your own issues? With a little help you will be able to access and trust in your own inner resources and will be able to find new ways to resolve the problem you are facing, thus enabling you to move forward with your life.
If you are struggling with worry, anxiety, nerves, shyness, self-harm, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, suicidal feelings, sleep disorder or a phobia then please contact me for a no obligation no charge introductory session. I can also help with relationship problems which impact on your emotional well-being including parenting, separation, divorce, loss, grief, inability to relax and sexual issues.
I am also an approved Adoption Counsellor (LINK South East)
I understand that it can be hard to make a start, but you can be sure that I will always respect your needs and that progress will be one step at a time. At no point will I push you into anything that is too uncomfortable.
You may have just the one session and feel that is enough for you. However my experience shows that between eight and thirty sessions are needed for a longer term benefit.
I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am subject to their professional conduct procedure.