If so, I would like to help you. I'm a professional counsellor and nurse and I have been using counselling skills for the past 20 years to help people like you through difficult challenging times. I can offer support for any emotional distress as well the following:
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 and experience meaningful personal growth. 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?
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.
"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.
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.
Is Phone & Online Counselling Effective?
Yes it is. Counselling by phone, video or live text can work just as well as sitting in a room with a counsellor. It has many advantages. Some people feel nervous about speaking to someone face-to-face. Phone counselling can be less intimidating and you can find that you are able to share your feelings easier. Online counselling can be more discreet and confidential as you can do it anywhere you have privacy. It can save you time driving 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 the UK in London, Wales and Scotland, as well as UK Nationals in Sweden, Japan and as far away as Mongolia.
Where Am I?
I currently see clients face-to-face at The Centre Newlyn, Penzance as well as offering phone and video counselling across the UK as well to UK Nationals overseas.
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)
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