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What is Counselling?
BACP Definition: Counselling is a term that covers a range of talking therapies delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
I believe counselling provides a space for you to be yourself: to have the opportunity to talk about anything that is on your mind without being judged or told what to do. An opportunity to gain an understanding of your feelings and behaviour and ultimately, acceptance of yourself for who you are.
My Counselling Style
You are an individual with your own unique experiences and feelings, which I will strive to nurture and encourage. I feel it is important for you to be able to express your feelings and learn to understand them, perhaps looking at things from a different perspective. By exploring your feelings and behaviour, both in the present and in the past, I hope to help you gain insight into your current situation, bringing understanding, which can build your self confidence and lead to self acceptance. Counselling may not provide an instant fix, but I have found that short term counselling of 6-12 sessions can be highly effective in beginning the process of positive change, which often continues after we have completed our sessions. I also offer longer term counselling.
Areas of Counselling
I have worked with clients from a wide range of ages, including young people, covering a wide variety of issues including; anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, abuse, low self confidence, low self esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, sexuality, self harm.
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