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  • I think I need counselling, what do I do?
    You can contact me by email or give me a call to find out more. I will get in touch to arrange a 15 minute free phone consultation during which you can discuss your needs. I'll introduce myself and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you decide to go ahead with a first session we will arrange a date and time to meet.
  • What happens in the first session and how long does it last?
    You may feel very anxious about your first appointment and so this will be a gentle 'get to know' session where you can talk about what you are finding difficult but at your pace and staying in your comfort zone. We will discuss what you want to achieve from counselling which allows us to set goals if required. All sessions are 50 minutes.
  • Who decides how we will meet?
    The choice is yours. I offer face to face counselling in Thatcham, online counselling via Zoom and outdoor therapy.
  • I am interested in outdoor therapy, how does this work?
    I offer a choice of location in areas surrounded by nature where we can choose to walk or sit. I carry out a full risk assessment of the outdoor space although there will always be an element of unknown risk such as changing weather, other people in the area etc, but I will discuss everything fully with you beforehand.
  • How many sessions do I need?
    I do not set a number of sessions. I work flexibly so you can have as many sessions as you need. We will work week to week and review our work every so often to monitor your progress.
  • What sort of advice do you give?
    I do not give advice. As a humanistic counsellor I believe you have the capacity to take responsibility for your own thoughts and actions and the changes you want to make in your life. I'll help you to do this but I won't 'tell' you what to do.
  • Will I feel better from counselling?
    With the right counsellor who doesn't judge you, who you feel safe with and comfortable to talk about your most difficult feelings, you can begin to feel a sense of relief and gain an understanding of why you have been feeling as you do. Counselling can feel very challenging at times and so it's important you embrace the experience, be open and honest with yourself and your counsellor and this can help you to make decisions about your life, change and grow.
  • Can I stop any time?
    Yes. If you want to stop just let me know.
  • What does Trauma-Informed mean?
    Trauma-informed practice means that the counsellor is grounded in knowledge and understanding of what trauma is, and how to recognize symptoms and how trauma negatively impacts on a client and their mental and physical development. I will ensure that we work in a safe way to help you manage your well-being.
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