I offer face-to-face counselling to individuals, couples and young people (age 13+). I work both short term and long term from comfortable therapy rooms in Hinckley.
There are many reasons why you may be thinking about having one-to-one counselling, this may be a life event that has caused you emotional distress or a situation that you find yourself in which you are not happy about. Everyone will have their own unique reason for coming to counselling and therefore I will provide you with a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships as well as identify changes that you may want to make.
Relationship counselling is for all couples, regardless of sexuality, whether you are married, cohabiting or living apart. Couples may from time to time experience problems which impact on their relationship. These can be external factors such as work stress or mental health issues or something that is happening within the relationship such as communication issues or an affair.
I will give you space to express what is happening for each of you and explore ways that you may want to make changes to help your relationship develop. Relationship counselling can help you gain a deeper understanding of each other and develop communication habits that allow you to express your thoughts to each other.
Couples will usually be seen together, however it is often useful for each of you to have a one-to-one session with me. These sessions can help each of you to clarify, for yourself, what your current thoughts and feelings are about the relationship and what your goals are for the relationship counselling.
Counselling for Young People
Young people face many challenges as they grow up and this can be especially difficult once they become teenagers, issues such as school stress, bullying, and relationships with friends and family can have a huge impact on a young person's emotional and mental health. At times like these young people may find it difficult to talk to friends or family about their feelings and counselling for young people can give them a safe, confidential space to explore what is happening.
I work with young people aged 13 and over with consent from a parent or guardian. Each young person is individual and I focus sessions around them, this means sometimes we may draw, play games or just talk as the young person explores their concerns and goals with me.
Confidentiality is a key part in developing a trusting relationship when working with young people, this means that the content of counselling sessions will not be discussed with parents or guardians unless someone's personal safety is at serious risk. Usually I would see a parent or guardian with the young person at the start of the first session, during this time we can discuss confidentiality and the practicalities for counselling with young people so that you and your son or daughter know what to expect.
All sessions are charged at £45 for 50 minutes. This can either be paid by bank transfer in advance or cash on arrival.