How counselling can help
If you are feeling troubled by worries or difficulties which are preventing you from leading the life you want, counselling can help. I can offer you the opportunity to explore your concerns in a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space. Counselling allows you to talk through your experiences, and to understand how these might be connected with your current difficulties. In the process, you will begin to find new ways of looking at your life, and hopefully new strategies for dealing with issues that have been causing you distress.
I believe that the key to the success of counselling is in establishing a trusting relationship, where you feel listened to and understood. This can enable you to find the courage to explore topics which might feel too sensitive or upsetting to discuss with friends or loved ones. You may wish to work short-term on a particular issue, or perhaps to have longer-term support, to give us time to think things through together, at your own pace.
I offer an initial free discussion via phone or Zoom, which is a chance for you to tell me a bit about what you're struggling with. If I feel I can help, and you feel comfortable with me, we'll arrange to meet for our first session at a time that suits you, either face-to-face in Exeter or on Zoom. After that, we will agree an initial number of sessions to work on the issues we have identified together.