What can counselling help with?

Counselling can help if you are struggling to find a way forward with a specific problem or an ongoing issue - the following is not an exhaustive list of the kinds of things that counselling can help with:

family friction

decision making

organisation

addiction

divorce

domestic abuse

loss andbereavement

co-dependence

coercive control

identity issues

depression

rural isolation

social marginalisataion and isolation

academic and work pressure

impact of childhood abuse and neglect

low confidence and self-esteem

bullying at school or work

panic attacks

suicidal thoughts

anxiety

attachment and abandonment issues

fear of rejection

How long is a counselling relationship?

Counselling can be as little as one session or it can be open ended. Maybe you have a specific issue that you feel stuck with and a single session would be enough to help you become unstuck. Perhaps your struggles are more complex and a longer therapeutic relationship is what you feel you need to unpack and explore them and find avenues for change. Maybe you have no idea how long you need to engage in counselling - many people don’t.

This can be discussed at a half price introduction session and it can be reviewed at intervals during the counselling journey. Everyone’s experience is different and the client, as the best expert on themselves, leads the process.

“Thank you so much, I cannot remember when I last felt so anxiety free.” Client, October 2023, session 5.

What happens after I make contact?

When you contact me, I will call or email you to arrange a half price introductory session. In this session, I will gather some information about you and your reasons for engaging with counselling. I will explain the counselling contract including your rights in terms of confidentiality and GDPR.

In our introductory session, you will be able to decide whether you would like to enter a therapeutic relationship with me. If so, we will agree a counselling contract and we will work out a mutually convenient time to meet.

How does counselling look?

A counselling session is 50 minutes. I am a person centred counsellor which means that I will be led by you in terms of what you bring to each session. I will provide you with a space in which you can explore and reflect on the things that are troubling you in safety and without judgement.

I draw on other counselling modalities from the humanistic school to create a tailor made therapeutic experience. Sometimes I draw on my professional background to help you find practical strategies for reducing demands on your emotional resources so you have more space to grapple with your more challenging issues.

The client is always their own expert - your journey will be uniquely yours. Through counselling the client develops greater connection with themselves, awareness of their own needs, and discovers their inner resources for meeting those needs. Counselling can support you to make changes that take you from incongruence and discomfort to authenticity and peace.

“I have learnt so much from talking with you, which is bizarre as I seem to do most of the talking.” Client, October 2023.

Booking & fees

Introductory session at 50% discount

Online (Zoom, Whatsapp or Google Meet) anywhere in the world - £45 per session for Adults and £40 per session for under 18s.

Weekly and fortnightly sessions available.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling, coaching and mentoring works, or to arrange an introductory session.

This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07541857110 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.


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