What Does Counselling Involve?

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing you pain, making you feel uncomfortable or making your daily life difficult.

It provides a safe and regular space for you to talk about and explore difficult thoughts and feelings.

I will be there, in my role as your counsellor, to support you and respect your views. I will not give advice, but will help you to find your own insight and understanding of your problems.


The process of change may feel quite challenging. Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with my help and support, you should gradually start to feel better.


In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy. We can agree between us at our initial appointment how long we intend to work together, although obviously this is flexible depending on how the work is going.

Timing is a major factor in whether or not you will make the most of your therapy and therefore deciding if it is the right time to commit to counselling is an important decision and one which we can discuss in our initial session.