What is counselling and who is it for?

Counselling is a talking therapy, which can help you work through difficult life events; make sense of feelings and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.  It can help you to move forward and make decisions and choices about your life.

Some of the reasons people choose to have counselling include:

stress, anxiety, panic, depression, low self esteem, lack of confidence, loss & bereavement, trauma, self injury, abuse, difficult relationships, life events …. to name but a few.

I aim to work with you in a way that suits and feels comfortable. My approach is to build a trusting and honest therapeutic relationship in a space that feels safe and then to work creatively and holistically to enable you to explore how you are feeling; what you are experiencing and help you to find meaning. I believe when you feel a deeper sense of connection between your thoughts, feelings, body and environment you can experience a greater sense of wellbeing.

I use an integrative approach, which means I incorporate the theories of: Person Centred; Gestalt; CBT; Transactional Analysis and Transpersonal. This enables me to offer a creative, holistic and flexible approach to suit your needs and help you to make sense of feelings and move forward in your life.

Sessions

Counselling sessions usually take place weekly and last for 60 minutes.  They cost £40 per session and are payable by bank transfer or cash. Some limited concessions are available for students and apprentices.

The number of sessions will depend on you and how you feel.  It may be that you feel you are ready to stop after a few appointments or may wish to continue for a longer period.

Sessions take place at Tavistock Therapy Centre in Tavistock.  It is centrally located for easy access by car or bus.  There is no designated parking, but there is street parking and car parks close by.

Video sessions take place using the platform Zoom. More information is available at https://zoom.us

Telephone sessions can either be on landline or mobile.