The relationship you build with your counsellor is an important and can determine a successful outcome in counselling. Our first session will give you a sense of how I can support you.
You will be encouraged to talk about your problems or issues, express your emotions as you experience them, and develop an awareness of the thoughts and emotions that you have. My role is to listen to you carefully, reflect back what I have heard, ask questions to help you explore things further and show empathy for your feelings and experience.
Counselling will help you develop new tools so that you can manage life better. You may experience a clearer idea of how to move forward, greater confidence in how to manage relationships, healthier ways to manage stress or anxiety, and greater ease in making positive choices for your life.
Couples/Relationship Therapy is different to Individual Therapy as the 'relationship' is the client. First, I can help you both to understand the issues within the relationship and then, I can help you to work through these together. The aim is for you to communicate better with each other and, where appropriate, consider what you would like your future to look like, and whether that is together or apart.
This kind of therapy is not exclusively for couples. We all have relationships, whether they are with family, friends or co-workers, and sometimes they may need a little extra help.
Supporting staff in taking care of their mental well being
By supporting staff in taking care of their mental well being and encouraging them to talk to a counsellor - clients are offered an opportunity to deal with the stresses and strains in a confidential and non judgemental environment. Clients mostly come to counselling in crisis but by creating an environment where talking about dealing with their issues before they become overwhelming is beneficial both to the client and their employer.