One-to-One counselling can be about a wide range of issues, for example:
Child sexual abuse
Partners of sex and porn addicts
Porn and sex addiction
Workplace Stress and conflict
In finding my website I'm imagining you are facing some tough and challenging times. Perhaps you are feeling a bit broken or overwhelmed having lost your zest for life. Maybe you are afraid of being a burden on others so you don't approach them. Perhaps you feel like you don't belong or fit in or you long for a relationship or wonder about ending one. Maybe you are dealing with conflict at work or within your family. You may feel your addictive behaviours are spiralling out of control unaware of trauma that may be driving your behaviours.
I would like to begin to help you find the right therapist to work with. It's important that we feel we are a good match, liking your therapist is crucial. There is no commitment in having therapy with me, I can offer you possibilities of other professionals or organisations who could help.
Following a short phone call with me you may like to book and initial assessment appointment where we mutually decide whether on-going counselling would be helpful. I'll take you through the contracting and confidentiality carefully explaining any limitations and ensure you fully understand. You will get a copy of my contract home with you. I'll also explain your rights under the General Data Protection Act which is there for your safety and protection.
I'll ask about what brought you to me, what has been happening in your life, your health and general well being your GP details and any medication, what supports your have. I'll invite you to ask questions about me perhaps you want to know about my approaches to counselling, how long therapy may last, duration of counselling sessions, consistency and flexibility of sessions, cancellations and holiday periods and affordability.
I can explain the three stages - exploration, understanding and action or change. Exploration can help to soothe and clarify your issues and in making sense of them or understanding together with what happened in your life and then consider options or strategies around how to deal with them meaning change.
Therapy can be short term with a solution focused approach to your issues or longer term with a psychodynamic (unconscious) in-depth approach where I can help you address the root of the problem through a more in depth understanding.
Therapy is flexible in that you do not have to do it all at once; in fact, it can be beneficial to do a piece of work, consolidate and return at a later stage. As a retuning private client you will get first choice of availability.
Please read testimonials of my previous clients below and drop me a line to set up an initial assessment or answer any questions.
One-to-One Counselling Testimonials
I came to counselling with Karen following a relationship break-up that left me feeling utterly rudderless and scared that my feelings of sadness and grief might overwhelm me. Karen provided a safe and caring environment in which I was able to discuss and explore my feelings, not just about the relationship but about a number of other issues which I had buried over the course of many years. With Karen's help I was able to find understanding and peace of mind where there had previously only been a debilitating confusion. Counselling didn't 'fix' my life but it helped give me the perspective and insight to look at myself and the situations I encounter differently - consequently I now choose to live my life in a way that serves me better.
I would have been in a dreadful state had I not been fortunate enough to have Karen as my counsellor. With all her directions and gentle prodding I feel more confident to go forward. I am not silly and I know there will be many backwards and forwards steps but at long last I feel more positive and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. She helped me come to terms with the ending of my relationship and it felt the right thing to do. Thank you again Karen.
Karen gave me a lot of input into my life particularly at my life stage. I've been freed to function much better and more fully as a human being and to experience an unprecedented sense of well-being as a result! I revel in being able to see life as a multi patterned /multi-dimensional thing instead of a rigid, flat one dimensional thing.
I have just finished going to therapy and wanted to say that Karen really helped me navigate a difficult separation and deal with the rollercoaster of emotions. The sessions also helped to give me a better understanding of and insight into myself and to start to feel more positive about the future.