Individual Adult Counselling
Counselling can offer you the space to work through personal issues in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. Discovering what is important for you as an individual and learning to identify and use your inner resources to cope in times of stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression or emotional upheaval such as divorce, redundancy, retirement, or illness.
I have extensive experience and knowledge around working with survivors of sexual, domestic and childhood abuse and I also trained to support those with adoption issues. Some parts of our history we may have never had a chance to speak about. Often just talking through a traumatic experience or difficult feelings with another person can be incredibly therapeutic.
In my training I have developed a skills set which includes psychodynamic, attachment therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, therapeutic art/play techniques and mindfulness.
If you decide that I am the right counsellor for you, we will work together with what you bring, with the understanding that we will not simply examine the problem/issue in isolation but as a part of your world, seeing it in the wider context of your life and history.
The initial session is taken up with a 60 minute assessment. This first session is not the same as a regular therapy session, although you may find it therapeutic. I will explain what counselling is about and how the purpose of this session is to give you the chance to get a feel for how I work, to ask questions and for us to discuss a way forward which will include; the duration of your counselling or psychotherapy, confidentiality, arrangements for cancelled sessions and holidays but most importantly what you would like to get from your therapy.
I can assist with;
Anxiety (GAD) - Adoption - Depression - Stress - Relationship Issues - Affairs/Separation - Addiction - Anger Management - Mental Health - Trauma - OCD - PTSD - Sexual Abuse - Domestic Abuse - Emotional Abuse - Panic Attacks- Phobias - Low Self Esteem - Child Related Issues - Eating Disorders - Sexual Problems - Gender Identity - Parenting Issues - Transition - Bereavement - Infertility - Existential Issues - Bipolar - Personal Development
Within our counselling relationship you will be free to express yourself - there are no thoughts or feelings that are 'out of bounds'. Whatever thoughts or feelings arise, we will explore these together and try to understand them.
As your counsellor I will not give you advice or tell you what to do. Instead I use my skills, intuition and training to support you in finding your own way forward, while you rediscover and build upon your own self esteem and confidence.
I can offer either face to face counselling, telephone or skype counselling.
HOW TO BOOK?
Call Edward on 07792 187304 or email me.
Initial Assessment (1 hour) £45
Individual Counselling £40-£30 on a sliding scale (50 minutes)
Nb * Concessions are available on request- limited places but please ask
Subsequent sessions are usually on a weekly basis and last 50 minutes.