What is Counselling?
Counselling is a process that helps people to talk about and explore issues or difficulties they may be experiencing in life. Sometimes we may find that we don't have the resources to deal with an event or particular situation. Counselling enables us to build new resources, use existing ones that we may have overlooked and helps us to determine the best course of action for ourselves.
Why Choose Counselling?
There are a variety of reasons why you might want to choose a counsellor. Sometimes it can be hard to discuss certain issues with our friends and families or you might feel that there isn't anyone appropriate to talk to. A counsellor will work competently and ethically in a professional manner and will listen without judgement.
I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member, I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework which sets the standard for good and ethical therapeutic practice. My sessions are confidential and during our first session we will discuss this further as we agree a contract for how we will work together.
What to Expect
I provide counselling in a quiet, comfortable private therapy room in Frodsham. The session will usually last for 50 minutes. At your initial session we will discuss what has led you to seek counselling and also what you hope to achieve from our sessions. We will work together to develop a plan which we will review at regular intervals as the therapy progresses.
It is your choice what you disclose during our sessions and you are not obliged to discuss anything you don't want to.
My approach to counselling uses the core values of person centred therapy. As a trained integrative counsellor I am able to incorporate different techniques from other models to best help you.