Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
Our counsellors are not there to sit you down and tell you what to do. Instead, they will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. Our counsellors may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping.
Counselling does not come in a cookie-cutter format and each session is generally tailored to the individual. There is flexibility within this type of therapy that allows for a variety of counselling formats, including:
Hi, my name is Paul. I am an accredited Person-Centred Counsellor, this means I work with you to understand yourself and then overcome your challenges in life, in a supportive and effective way. A large part of my job is to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work constructively and collaboratively together, to help you reach your goals. In addition to my strong Person-Centred approach to therapy and take from several other therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple different ways to support them with things such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and bereavement.
HelIo! I'm Maria, and choosing counselling for yourself I know can be a daunting and challenging process, but it can also be a liberating journey, allowing yourself an allotted time to focus on you, to talk and work through whatever is going on in your life. Whether that be anxiety, depression, work or school related stress, relationship issues, sexual identity, a mental health diagnosis, or just the enjoyment of remaining mentally healthy.
Hi my name is Judith and my aim is to identify deeply rooted patterns within your relationships and uncover ways in which you can communicate in a more positive way. This will help you understand your differences and what may be causing the problems. By improving communication within your relationships, whether it be personal, professional or social, you can build stronger relationships thereby breaking the cycle that has been repeated, possibly over generations.
Hello, I’m Katrina and I hope you find the following information about my counselling practice and experience useful when choosing the right practitioner for your needs
I have a wide knowledge and experience in the theory and practice of several therapeutic approaches, including, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, brief solution focused therapies, motivational interviewing and mindfulness.
Hello there. My name is Toby. Thanks for taking the time to look at my page. I hope the information I've provided here helps you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a counsellor.
My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning I draw on several therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling and Psychodynamic approaches. I aim to work with my clients to ensure we find an approach that fits our work most comfortably.