Counselling 2017-09-22T11:28:06+00:00

Counselling

I think I’d like to come and see a counsellor. But tell me more about counselling and what does a counsellor do…

Counselling provides time and space for you to explore how you think and feel about what is happening to you; it is not about a counsellor giving you advice or telling you what to do. It enables you to work out what is the best course of action for you. In your sessions you may work on ways to change that can support you. I will listen and reflect on your exploration of difficult areas in your life. I may suggest ideas that can help but we will work together to decide which strategies and resources are best to help you.

Person centred counselling recognises that everyone has the potential to grow and develop to become the best that they can. To enable this to happen I provide a secure, trusting relationship where you can discuss your concerns without the fear of being judged. You will be able to explore and work with me to bring new understanding to your situation as I reflect honestly on what I hear. You will be supported through the process of change as you make sense of what has happened and decide how you can find a way forward.

There are many different approaches to counselling and you can find more details about them here

I can work with you in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Child related issues
  • Emotional abuse
  • Personal difficulties
  • Self esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Confidence
  • Family issues
  • Redundancy
  • Work related issues
  • Bullying
  • Divorce & separation
  • Managing change
  • Retirement
  • Trauma

Counselling sessions are confidential and information is not disclosed without permission from you, the exception being circumstances where I am legally required to do so. If your employer has referred you, or you have been referred by your GP, they will know you are attending but they will not be told what has been discussed. Any written communication is shared with you.

As a professional counsellor I am required to have a supervisor who I speak to regularly about my work. Supervision is for the safety of clients to ensure they have the best service, but I will not identify you in these discussions except by your given name (with your permission).

I do not work with people I know, colleagues or those who have very close links to people I know.

You have the opportunity to talk about your concerns and issues; you can make sense of your feelings. You will be met with acceptance and understanding; whether you want to cry or laugh you will not be judged and you can be yourself. As counsellor I will accept your decision to talk about current issues or things from the past; it is up to you.

I also use other starting points that can help different clients including artwork, using resource cards, worksheets, leaflets, internet resources and occasionally other objects such as stones or other natural materials.

Up Hatherley on the outskirts of Cheltenham, but with easy access to the locality and Gloucester.

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I have a Facebook Business page where you can find links to support pages, news and research about counselling.

I do not offer an emergency support service and suggest that you call one the following:

Your GP or out of hours surgery who will direct you to your local services

Samaritans who offer a 24/7 service and who are always willing to listen.
You can contact the Samaritans by either phoning 0800 116 123 or by visiting their local websites:
Cheltenham & district
Gloucester & district

Person-Centred
Confidential
Supportive
Qualified & Accredited

I Help With…

Anxiety | Child related issues | Emotional abuse | Personal difficulties | Self esteem | Bereavement | Depression | Loss and grief | Relationships | Stress | Anger | Confidence | Family issues | Redundancy | Work related issues | Bullying | Divorce & separation | Managing change | Retirement | Trauma

Contact Kingfisher Counselling