How Do I Work
I'm a qualified and registered Person Centered counsellor. I use core psychological models from the Humanistic school of practice in my work with clients, using the core principles of Empathy, Unconditional positive regard and Congruence. As required, I employ elements of Transactional Analysis , CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Solution-Focused Therapy in my work.
The reasons why an individual or couple come to counselling are as varied as the individuals themselves.
Taking the first step and making contact can feel quite daunting, but most people are glad that they do. Once you have made contact we can arrange a convenient time to meet. The first session will last one hour, this will enable you to outline the reasons that have brought you to counselling and enable me to outline my code of conduct and for you to ask any questions you may have about the format of sessions. If you feel comfortable and able to continue we will agree on a contract. Generally, more than one session is recommended, an average of 6 sessions is the norm, some will require more sessions, the uniqueness of each individual or couple means that we mutually reasses the length of contract at regular intervals. If I feel that you would be better suited seeing another form of counsellor/medical practitioner I will tell you and in some instances can assist with onward referral
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