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Counselling


Counselling is a therapy in which the client & therapist enter an open & honest relationship in which the client can explore any issues they feel are causing them problems. Your counsellor is
someone who will listen to you & help you to talk about life events (past & present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking & patterns of behaviour. Counselling involves working in ways that acknowledge individual differences, without oppression or discrimination.

Counselling is a relationship based on trust & acceptance. A counsellor will not tell you what to do but will respect your right to choose the focus of your counselling sessions. Your counsellor will help you untangle your feelings & worries & look at the options open to you so that you can make your own choices & put them into action.

Counselling consists of an agreed number of regular sessions lasting for an hour. This depends on you, the counsellor & the problem. While deep rooted problems may need longer (on hour a week for several months) short term counselling for a specific problem may take only a few weekly sessions. Individuals tend to come into therapy when problems overwhelm them but counselling & psychotherapy are useful aids to self-awareness which can help us to lead a more fulfilling life.

We are able to provide counselling at reduced rates, with fully trained therapists, for people on limited incomes.

The most important professional body for counsellors is BACP (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists) www.bacp.co.uk

Our CounsellorsJenny Williams | Pam Shahlavi | Sarah Allen | Denise Tattersall | Dr Jackie Chang | Rachel Smith | Karen Wood

Our Counselling Psychologists
Dr Tony Parnell | Dr Jennie Dayes