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What is counselling?

Counselling (sometimes called 'therapy' or 'psychotherapy', which are similar) is a unique, one-to-one relationship between two people who agree to meet privately and regularly (in this case via video call) for a period of time with the aim of restoring emotional well-being to the client. There are many different reasons why a person might seek help through counselling. For some, it comes from a desire to develop a deeper understanding of their 'interior world'. Others seek help as a result of a more specific experience, such as depression, anxiety, a history of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual); living with chronic illness or disability; issues of sex and sexuality; relationship difficulties; loss or bereavement; low self esteem; and many more. 

As a qualified counsellor, I provide a secure, confidential space to explore difficult experiences, feelings and emotions, without being judged.


Far from being simply an exercise in seeking and giving advice, good counselling is a much deeper and richer experience. I believe that my clients have the capacity to grow towards their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives. I work with individuals over the age of 18 and I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I do not subscribe to a “one size fits all” style of counselling but rather use a holistic approach that best suits the individual needs of each client.

Life is challenging. Recognising that you could benefit from professional counselling, is not a sign of weakness but of strength, indicating a desire to process, rather than bury, difficulties in order to move towards a healthier and more meaningful life. 


Please note that in the instance of domestic violence, serious mental illness or significant struggles around suicide, finding face-to-face support in your immediate local area (with the relevant health professional) is the most appropriate route to take. 

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