I share a written contract with every client which explains how I work and the legal and ethical limitations placed on counsellors with regard to confidentiality. It has all the info about the length of sessions, cancellation policy, etc all in one place, and you can read and sign this to make it your own. We both get to keep a copy, so you can refer to it at any time should you wish to.
It covers what you can expect from me and gives details about fees and payments, how many sessions we’ll have, and what you need to do to get the most out of sessions (basically turn up on time!) and a little about what counselling is and isn’t.
You may have struggles around one or more of the following issues
- Work-related problems
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship issues
- Miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth
- Sex and pornography addiction
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you don’t see your issue listed here, why not give me a call to see if I can help? You don’t have to shoulder these burdens alone – we can work together in the search for a better future.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
The idea behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is that how we think affects how we feel and behave. These three aspects of human life are interconnected, so CBT and similar theories such as Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, REBT, suggest that changing one will impact all three. Click below to learn how we apply this in counselling.
The brainchild of Sigmund Freud, (1856-1939)1 often called the Father of Psychoanalysis, who learned about the use of hypnosis whilst at the university & General Hospital in Vienna, but later developed the idea of getting patients to lie down and talk without prompting. He analysed what they said, focussing on the unconscious, and “Psychoanalysis” was born.