Face to Face Adult Counselling
We offer one-to-one short and longer term counselling in a confidential and safe place.
Your first session
When you arrive for your first session I will endeavour to creat a warm, safe, confidential environment for you to feel able to talk about your reasons for coming and the challenges you are facing. It is important that you feel that we can establish a good working relationship together for counselling to be able to help. It is also an opportunity for us to decide together whether counselling is the right choice for you. If it seems you would benefit from a different type of service or approach then I will happily discuss this and provide alternative sugessions for an onward referral.
The next step
If you decide counselling is for you then this is what happens.
- Sessions with last 50 minutes
- Usually the sessions are held weekly
- They are held on the same day
- You will see the same counsellor
- An agreement/contract will be agreed by both parties on the first session so you are better informed of the process
- 50% reduction for the first session
Equally you may not be able to identify what your problems are, but rather have a vague feeling of being stuck or blocked and that your life is limited, stunted in some way.
These are the different types of approaches we can work with at Guiding Hand Counselling.
However, we can talk about how we will work during the first session, (please note that we do not think one cap fit’s all)
The person-centred approach views the client as their own best authority on their own experience, and it views the client as being fully capable of fulfilling their own potential for growth.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a shorter-term therapy which involves looking at the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to break the negative cycle maintaining your distress.
An approach that incorporates different aspects of appropriate and compatible theories in order to develop a therapy tailored to each individual client.
Some of the issues I have successfully helped clients work through are:
- Sexual Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Traumatic experiences
- Work Issues
- Substance misuse
- Fertility problems