Support centred on your needs
Sessions and methods are tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.
Rather than adhering to a single theoretical approach or technique, I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, such as person-centred counselling, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused therapy, to work in a way that's personalised for you. This recognises that every person is unique, putting you at the centre of everything, helping to create a flexible and collaborative approach to counselling.
and serving across the surrounding region, I shall work with you at every stage to identify what works best for you, and together we can explore different options and strategies for achieving your goals. I appreciate that reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy is not easy and takes courage and strength. I will listen to you with empathy and acceptance, and believe it's important to go at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Counselling can be vital towards helping people identify and address issues that may have been troubling them, sometimes for decades. With Connected Counselling, you have a confidential space to express your feelings, where you will receive empathy, acceptance, and understanding, which in turn can help you learn more about yourself, improve your self-confidence and develop insight into how previous experiences are influencing your present life.
My approach is centred on you, and our sessions will always be based on your counselling needs.
Contact me today to arrange person-centred counselling:
Person-centred counselling focuses on an individual's self-worth and values. Being valued as a person, without being judged, can help you to accept who you are, and reconnect with yourself.
This approach can help you to reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth, thus enabling you to find your own way to move forward
This therapy is aimed at addressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are unhelpful to your wellbeing.
Using tools and techniques to offer coping mechanisms for dealing with a range of mental health and emotional problems.
Also known as solution-focused brief therapy or brief therapy, this approach predominantly looks at what you wish to achieve rather than historical problems. I ask you questions to help you uncover your own strengths and resources. Solution-focused therapy can be especially helpful to anyone who is goal-orientated and has a desire to change.
Transactional analysis is based on the theory that we each have three ego states: Parent, adult and child. By recognising ego-states, we can identify how people communicate, and how this can be changed.Transactional analysis requires you to understand your thinking from a different state, as if you were a child or a parent, or an adult, to support you in addressing emotional problems.
This type of therapy helps you to gain a better insight into your life and problems, which you are experiencing here and now. This will typically involve four key areas: Your beliefs, your emotions, early life experiences and your thoughts.
Through looking at these, I can help you to recognise recurring patterns, help you to see how you can avoid distress, and develop mechanisms to help you cope. With this insight, you can begin changing negative patterns to help you move forward.
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You counselling will take place over Zoom, WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams or telephone, depending on your preference.
Typically therapy sessions last 50 minutes. We can occasionally book in longer or shorter sessions if you need them.
I am completely flexible and the number of sessions completely depends on your needs. Everyone’s counselling experience will be different. Often 8-10 therapy sessions can bring significant change for many people however for some clients more or less sessions will be required. We can also arrange continuing ‘top up’ sessions on an ongoing basis, as and when needed, which many clients find very helpful too.
Ideally, if you have a session every 1-2 weeks, the results are usually much more effective. However, every person is different, and I am happy to arrange our therapy sessions around your needs.