What is counselling and how does it work?

Counselling is a talking therapy and gives you an opportunity to explore any issues or concerns you are experiencing, to gain an understanding of why you are feeling a certain way or to help you to make changes in your life. It is a unique experience in that it is different for everyone. That is why it is important to really consider your reasons for seeking counselling, and to consider if there are any specific goals you would like to work towards.

I work in a collaborative way, with my counselling services in Huddersfield. I appreciate it takes time to build trust and a professional working relationship. I will not push you to disclose anything you are not ready for and will support you in moving at a pace that works for you.

Trusted and qualified to provide grief counselling in Huddersfield, I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk and I will listen, helping you to explore your feelings, improve your understanding of yourself and support you in achieving any goals you may wish to set.

How do I book an appointment?

You can either telephone me on 07594 720245 or send an email and I will get in touch to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

I offer a free 15-minute consultation, where you can ask questions or raise any concerns you may have. If you decide you would like to proceed we can then arrange an appointment.

How much does it cost?

I charge £45 per session, which is payable in advance.

What can I expect during a session?

Before we start working together I will go through an assessment with you to obtain some details and an understanding of what it is that you wish to work on. I will then send you out a written contract to be signed and returned.

Each session will last approximately 50 minutes and will take place either by telephone or online, depending on your preference. I will either telephone you or send out a meeting invite for you to log into.

What we talk about in that session is entirely up to you. I will be led by you and understand it can feel daunting to open up and talk about things that feel uncomfortable. I will not rush you or force you to discuss anything that you are not ready for. When it comes to my counselling services in Huddersfield, It is important to me that you feel safe, supported and comfortable and I strive to achieve that in all my work.

I may ask you questions or repeat what you have told me to make sure I have fully understood you and to gain a deeper understanding of your situation.

How many sessions will I need?

This is a difficult question to answer as it would depend on the areas you wish to explore. Some people may only require a couple of sessions, others would benefit from long-term therapy. I work in an open-ended way which means I would offer you therapy for as long as you require it. Having said that, I do always work with an ending in mind and carry out regular reviews to help you work towards a managed end that you are comfortable with.

I will discuss this with you at the beginning and regularly review it to make sure you are getting what you need. I appreciate some people may have time-specific goals or limited funds and if that is the case please let me know and we can tailor sessions to meet your needs.

Is counselling right for me?

Counselling is very unique as we all experience it in our own way. It doesn't work for everyone and it is important to consider what you want to get out of it before you start and consider whether you can commit to the work.

Counselling can be a very emotional experience and bring up things for you that feel uncomfortable and daunting. It may trigger things for you that you haven't thought about for years or bring up painful memories. For that reason, it is important that you find someone you can trust to work with and feel supported by.

If you are seeking advice and guidance then my counselling services in Huddersfield may not be right for you, as a Counsellor will never tell you what to do or how to think or respond.

When you feel heard and listened to it can really help you to feel empowered and gaining a deeper understanding of how you feel, think and respond can be truly liberating. Counselling can help you to achieve self-awareness, improve confidence and self-esteem and enable you to feel more in control. It is a process and there is work involved but it can feel very rewarding.

Who do I work with?

I work with individual adults over 18. There is no upper-age limit. I am not trained to work with children or young people, or to provide couples counselling.

Where does counselling take place?

I currently offer counselling either by telephone or online, depending on your preference. I offer my counselling services in Huddersfield, and I also serve people throughout England and Wales for all kinds of difficulties, including bereavement, loneliness, anxiety,

Is counselling confidential?

Counselling is confidential in the majority of circumstances. However, exceptions to confidentiality do exist mainly to protect you if you are at risk of harming yourself or another. There are also exceptions in place in order to comply with legislation for example, reporting terrorist activity.

I take confidentiality very seriously and will explain this to you in detail when we begin our work together. It will also be explicitly stated in our client contract so that you are clear how it works.






Book a free 15 minute consultation

If you are looking for counselling services in Huddersfield, you can telephone me on: 


0759 472 0245


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