Counselling helps you deal with things that may be troubling you such as:

  • relationship difficulties
  • loss and bereavement
  • anxiety in all its forms
  • flashbacks and panic attacks
  • feeling low and depressed
  • irritability and anger
  • feeling empty
  • feeling confused
  • lacking a sense of identity
  • traumatic past experiences
  • low self-esteem.

You may just need someone to talk to who is outside your circle of friends and family.

How does counselling work?

In my counselling sessions I will give you the time and space to express how you think and feel. You are the expert on your own life but sometimes it is helpful to have somebody else’s input. By putting your experiences and issues into words you can begin to make sense of them. Talking things through with me, in a setting where you feel safe, could help you to understand better what is going on in your life, your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, any conflicts you are struggling with. You may discover how the past impacts on the present, or become more aware of the way you interact with others.You may then begin to feel less confused, more in control and better able to find a way forward.

I will draw on my knowledge and understanding to find ways to help you.

I will encourage you to make your own choices: I won’t tell you what to do.

How does it start?

Contact me and I will offer you an appointment for a first meeting. At this first meeting you can talk about what is troubling you and together we can decide if counselling would be helpful or if something else might be better.

I will also explain more about how counselling works and about other issues such as confidentiality. You can ask any questions or raise any concerns you have. We can then arrange to meet for further sessions.

How much does it cost?

My fee for each 50-minute session is usually £40. In some circumstances I may be able to offer a discount. If I arrange to meet you away from my usual counselling room in Chesterfield I may have to charge more.