One of the most difficult things in starting counselling is choosing the right counsellor for you.
It's really difficult for you to know whether you and I will get on and whether I'll be able to understand what's going on for you.You might be asking yourself whether you will feel safe enough to open up and tell me your innermost truth and pain. You may have tried counselling before, and you did not get on with that counsellor, so what’s the point of trying again?
Finding the right counsellor is really important, otherwise you will simply not be able to confide in them. If you are unsure, it's ok to tell me and we can talk about it.
I try to meet you where you are at and I always do my best to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to do that. I am warm and genuine and I know all too well what it’s like to be a client and worried about opening up to a stranger. I will be honest with you and I will use my knowledge, my mind and my intuition to help you make sense of things and understand yourself.
It is not unusual though to find counselling awkward or uncomfortable at times. Ask yourself this – when the going gets tough, do I want somebody to be there with me holding the torch when things get dark? If the answer is yes, then I'm here to help you. I'll do my very best to shine some light on your issues and feelings, no matter how hard or how dark can seem.
If you do find it difficult talking about yourself or certain aspects of your problems, then do let me know when we meet.
It goes without saying but I’ll say it anyway – I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist having trained at The Counselling Foundation. I am a registered Member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework. I continually develop my skills and maintain my professional knowledge.
If it sounds like I could be the right counsellor for you, get in touch so we can arrange a time to speak.