As a qualified professional counsellor, I provide a safe, supportive, private and confidential space in which to help you to look at the issues and problems that you are facing. I listen intently to every word that is spoken in an empathic, trusting and non-judgemental way. You will receive all the time, space and attention to explore your difficulties as you will always be the most important person in our one to one counselling sessions. My role is to walk alongside you as you explore your experience and how it is impacting your life now so that you can reconnect with who you really are, rather than the person that you have become due to difficult circumstances or because other people expect you to be that way.
The counselling undertaken may focus on a specific problem like depression, anxiety, or bereavement, or on a decision, crisis or conflict. Whatever problems and issues your trying to cope with I will help you to find ways to tackle them and to identify your existing resources and skills to help you solve your life's problems and issues.
A life changing event, a loss, a relationship break up, feeling trapped, feeling lonely are just some of the situations that can lead to negative thoughts and behaviours which have significant impact on our life. In turn some of these thoughts and behaviours lead to low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety and depression. It may feel like a circle of thoughts and behaviours that just take you around and around with no way out. To break out of those circles and move positively forward, sometimes you need a skilled, non-judgmental, and uninvolved listening ear, and a place that is outside of your daily life.
A wide range of subjects / issues can be addressed through counselling and these include but not limited to;
My work as a professional counsellor is not about giving advice or directing my clients to take a particular course of action, but to enable them to find a better way of dealing with their situation and to move positively forward. During your counselling sessions with myself, we will unravel and discover the emotions, thinking errors and behaviours surrounding any issue and discover the crux of the problem. Through our discussions you will then start to view your problems differently. I then help you to look at the options open and to find an area, or areas, in which it would be possible to make some change as a start. We then work from there to continue the positive path forward.
Counselling sessions usually last between a 40 to 60 minute timeframe. It typically takes around 4 to 5 sessions for results to really start showing. Sessions are best held on a weekly basis although the client will decide if they would like them more or less frequent. I offer face to face counselling sessions at my private therapy room in Broadstone, at your home if that is your preference, and I also offer online counselling sessions and also counselling via email. For more information about my online counselling service, please go to the ‘Menu’ bar and click on ‘Online Counselling and Life Coaching’.
What my clients say;
“Neil helped me regain a clearer perspective on life & gave me some valuable techniques to control stress & negative thinking. I now have improved confidence & clarity which will help my life move forward in a positive direction. I’m very grateful for his continuing support”. – Elly - Poole