Do you need help with any of these problems?
If so, I would like to help you. I'm a professional counsellor and I have been using counselling skills as a therapist and nurse for the past 20 years to help people like you through difficult challenging times.
I am committed to providing you with therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place. I can help you explore your thoughts and feelings and find your own inner resources to help you to cope, experience meaningful personal growth and find solutions to your problems.
I work with clients on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. Even just a few sessions of therapy can to be life changing.
How can counselling help you with your problems?
"The human being has an inbuilt propensity towards self-realisation. If the obstacles are removed, the individual will develop into a mature, fully realised adult, just as an acorn develops into an oak tree. The therapist's task is to remove the obstacles blocking the patient's path."
Irvin Yalom - psychotherapist
Counselling gives you with a safe, confidential place to talk freely about anything you want without feeling judged. Whether it's talking about your feelings, thoughts or problems that are troubling you, therapy is an chance to talk to someone who will listen and give you their full attention.
Many people know that just being able to talk to the right person can be a like lifting a huge weight off your mind.My role is to explore with you, and to collaborate so that we can work out what is helpful, and to help you to discover your own inner resources, promote psychological healing, and/or find solutions.
Research has shown that what clients find most helpful in therapy has very little to do with the specialised techniques and procedures that therapists find so important. No matter what the type of therapy, clients report that the most helpful factor was having a time and place where they could focus on themselves and talk.
"The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard, and companioned exactly as it is." (Parker J Palmer)
What Type of Counselling Do I Provide?
I have a humanistic, person-centred approach to counselling which means
I seek to offer you the core conditions of therapy
to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space where you can find the courage to explore your own thoughts, feelings and choices. I won't try to solve your problems for you because I believe that you are the most qualified person to do that. My role is to explore with you, and to collaborate so that we can work out what is helpful, and to help you to discover your own inner resources, promote psychological healing, and/or find solutions.
I challenge you to experience the power of being listened to by someone who honestly cares and seeks to accept you for who you are. It is a process that has the possibility for you to learn to listen to yourself without fear or judgement, to accept yourself and to find the courage to move towards your true self and become the person you really want to be.
Read more about person-centred counselling here
Is Online Counselling Effective?
Yes it is.
Research has shown that counselling by phone or video can work just as well as sitting in a room with a counsellor, and sometimes it can be more effective. Some people feel nervous speaking to someone face-to-face. Online counselling can be less intimidating and you can find that you are able to share your feelings easier.
It can be more discreet and confidential as you can do it anywhere you have privacy. It can save you time driving to a location and having to find parking. Some people feel more comfortable being in their own home.
Online counselling has enabled me to provide support to clients across England, in Wales and Scotland, as well as Sweden, Japan and Mongolia.
What if I'm worried about having counselling?
Many people feel the need to talk to someone apart from their friends or family about their problems but they afraid about what counselling is about. You might have seen counselling on TV and think you have to lie on a couch and talk about your private life. Some of your family and friends might have seen a counsellor before and said it was a bad experience or it didn't work for them.
Have a look at my Frequently Asked Questions page which will hopefully answer your questions and get rid of any worries you might have.
Where Am I?
I see clients face-to-face in Penzance, Cornwall as well as online by phone and Zoom video across the UK including London, Cardiff, Manchester and Edinburgh as well as overseas in Japan, Sweden and The Philippines.
If you feel that I might be able to help you, have any further questions, wish to talk about your therapy needs or would like to make an appointment, please contact me.
Email [email protected]
"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being." (Albert Schweitzer)
Photos courtesy of Patrick from Wildscape Photography
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