What is counselling?

Counselling offers an opportunity to talk, to think, to reflect on issues that are affecting your life. It allows you the time to talk about feelings and problems in a safe and confidential place. Counselling allows you to talk about your concerns and your issues in a way that is often difficult even with close friends and family.

Counselling provides a place where you can think and talk about yourself without being judged and without being interrupted.

It gives you the time and the space to really think through the things that are disturbing your life. It allows you to consider how you are behaving as well as how others are behaving towards you.

It is sometimes difficult to open up and talk about things that are bothering you. As an experienced counsellor I can help you to find ways to talk about your issues and help you build a therapeutic relationship that is based on trust.


Counselling is also a confidential experience. What you say in your counselling session is said in confidence. I abide by the British Assciation for Counselling and Psychotherapy ethical frame work. This means that I will not talk about the issues that we discuss in our session and I will not share what we say outside the counselling room. My ethical code also means that I will discuss you and the isues you bring to therapy with my clinical supervisor. I meet with my supervisor once each month to discuss my cases and the appraoches I am using within this work. I also work as part of a small peer supervision groups and may discuss our wor in this context. In these cases the colleagues I work with are also bound by  a similar code of ethics regarding confidentiality.

I am also bound by the UK law and might need to break our confidential agreement if you disclose to me something that will cause serous harm to others.