What is counselling?

  • Counselling, talk therapy, offers you a space to share, in confidence, difficulties in your personal life with someone who is professionally trained to help you explore and unlock feelings which may have been hidden for years.
  • Counselling assists you to uncover hidden links, which in turn may allow greater freedom of thought and action.
  • Talk about past and current relationships as well as the counselling relationship.
  • The aim is to help explore and understand feelings, and to help you imagine and work towards a better future.
  • Help you to explore the problem in order to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.
  • Counsellors are trained to listen carefully and are impartial and non-judgemental.

Why do people come for counselling?

When you're on an emotional rollercoaster and don’t know where to turn, you may find it easier to talk to someone who is detached from your family, friends and colleagues. You may come for counselling for many reasons such as:-

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Sleeping  problems
  • Phobias and compulsive behaviours
  • The effects of childhood abuse - physical, sexual, emotional
  • Bereavement
  • Sexual problems
  • Eating problems
  • Depression
  • Personal development
  • Traumatic experience

What do counsellors do?

In a private comfortable room:-

  • Listen to you without giving opinions or interfering
  • Give you time and space to talk
  • Use various techniques to help you explore the situation
  • Give you the space to explore your feelings
  • Support you through difficult times
  • Help you consider your options
  • Enable you to choose the solution which is best for you

Your first appointment

The first appointment is a chance to meet and consider if working together will be useful.

How many sessions will I need?

Some issues can be resolved after a few sessions others require longer term counselling.

How much does each session cost?

The charge per session is £45. Payment is by cash or cheque.

Length of session?

Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

How do I make an arrangement to see you?

You can get in touch with me by phone or email, leaving details of how and when you would like to be contacted.

What happens if I need to cancel an appointment?

24 hours notice would be appreciated. Fees will be chargeable subject to the contract made between us.

To arrange a convenient appointment:

Contact Elizabeth on 079 79 440 440 or via email using the contact form.

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