I offer a safe and confidential space, where you can feel comfortable to open up to me about what is going on for you.
You are at the heart of this process.
I won’t be able to ‘fix’ things for you, or tell you what to do, but I can walk beside you on your journey until the path gets easier or until you find your own answers.
The coronavirus crisis is unlike anything we’ve experienced before and it is natural to feel stress, worry, anxiety, frustration, sadness and fear.
Fear and anxiety about the increasing spread of the virus and what could happen may feel overwhelming. Being apart from loved ones may have triggered feelings of isolation and loneliness. You may have experienced a loss and are struggling to process your feelings. The threat of the virus may have given you a different perspective on life and you may feel that it's time to make a change.
Through counselling I can provide you with a space where you can feel heard and together we can work through the difficult emotions that you may be feeling at this time. I can help you to find ways of coping and support you through the process of healing, growth and change.
You are not alone.
For many people their busy lives make seeking counselling, on a day and a time that works for them, difficult. Online and telephone therapy can provide an opportunity to access counselling from the comfort and safety of your own home, at a time that suits you.
If being a full-time parent to young children or a carer; your mobility, anxiety, depression, phobias or other issues make it difficult for you to leave home, online and telephone counselling may be a way for you to receive counselling support without having to travel to a therapy centre.
Online and telephone counselling may be able to help with the same issues as face-to-face counselling, such as anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, loss and family relationship problems but not all types of issues can be resolved through these types of counselling. This would be something that we would discuss within our telephone consultation before we begin our sessions together. It may be that face-to-face counselling or some other form of support might be more appropriate to your personal needs and presenting issues.
The process couldn’t be easier. For online therapy all you need is an internet connection and a comfortable and private space where you won’t be disturbed for the duration of the session. Log in to Zoom, which is a secure and encrypted video conferencing platform, at your designated time and from there, it's very similar to having a face-to-face session.
Telephone counselling works in a similar way although we will be working without the visual cues that we would use to communicate within face-to-face or online counselling. With the absence of visual cues, I focus more on the tone of your voice and other verbal cues to ensure you feel heard and understood by me.
If online or telephone counselling sounds like the kind of support that might work for you then feel free to get in touch with me.