Counselling Approach and What to Expect

Counselling Approach

My core counselling approach is in person-centred theory, and I have attended additional training which I integrate into my sessions.  This approach will allow you to talk freely about what is troubling you. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential space to help you explore, express and process what’s going on, which in turn will allow you to cope better.  Forming and maintaining a trusting, therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the person-centred approach, and I believe my natural ability to be compassionate and genuine will help to promote this. Also, I accept clients for who they are, showing respect, which means I am non-judgemental.  I have some creative resources available for anyone who likes to work more creatively.

What to Expect

If you make contact with me, I will offer you a 15-30 minute telephone call or email communication to gather some information.  If we decide we can work together then I offer face to face counselling.  I rent a room from a counselling agency in St Austell. It is a safe, comfortable, welcoming place to hold our sessions. As there is no waiting room please arrive at your appointment time.

To help build a trusting therapeutic relationship I believe it is best to make our appointments weekly at a mutually convenient time.  I have day time and early evening appointments available. I can offer short and long term counselling. For longer term counselling I offer review sessions regularly, this will give us both the chance to consider how the sessions are going.

I charge £40 for a 50 minute session (face to face), and offer a reduced rate for counselling students. Telephone or Zoom sessions cost £35 per 60 minute session. I charge £30 for children and young people (60 minute session by telephone or Zoom)

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their ethical framework. This supports my working practices, policies and promotes my own values and principles. I am insured and am ICO Registered in line with GDPR regulations (data protection).

"Empathy is... communicating that incredibly healing message of 'You're not alone'"