WHAT I CAN OFFER
Responding to you.
A PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH
I originally trained as a person-centred counsellor, a form of counselling created by Carl Rogers in the mid 20th century and which has been continually developed since. I keep up to date with the latest thinking through a very active and rewarding continuing professional development. This form of counselling really appeals to me as it places YOU in the centre of the therapy. My focus as a counsellor is on how you see the world from your viewpoint, through your experiences and your responses to those.
As an established and experienced counsellor I can work with you on almost any issue such as;
bereavement & loss
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
Together we can work on what is important to you. Perhaps friends and family (with the best of intentions) will be telling you how great you are, how capable you are and that you'll get over it. That might not be how you really feel. In fact they may not know anything about it, as you may have hidden or disguised it so well, and that can be exhausting.
Our counselling relationship will give you a unique and confidential space to say how it really is, how it really feels and how hard it is right now. Very often the space provided might be the first place and time you'll have spoken out loud to anyone about it. Breaking such a silence can be so releasing. As we work together, I will no doubt have some ideas, insights and suggestions to offer. I will do just that where they might add value in addition to your own ideas, or if you feel stuck at any point. The emphasis is on finding YOU in all of this, and helping you to define how you want that to be today, and beyond.
HOW WE'LL MEET
Keeping each other safe
VIRTUAL COUNSELLING SESSION
In this time of the COVID pandemic, it is safer for you and me to meet virtually using online tools such as Zoom, or through the simplicity of a phone conversation.
I look forward to offering face to face sessions to all in the future in my dedicated counselling room in Wemyss Bay. In all instances, before we commence we will talk about your needs in relation to how we make these sessions work best for you, including how and when we do that. There is no fee for that initial meeting which usually lasts 20 minutes.
In some circumstances, and in line with Scottish Government regulations, it may be possible to arrange face to face sessions in my dedicated counselling rooms. We would need to be certain that we met all the prevailing criteria and that is something we can of course discuss in more detail should you consider this to be a vital part of your mental and physical wellbeing.