Adults 1:1 Counselling therapy
Young persons Counselling and creative/play therapy
If you have come to this site then chances are you are seeking support either for yourself or a friend or family member. Well done for taking this first step!
This site offers advice on the different types of talking therapy, information about Counselling Psychology and what Spectrum can offer you. It also explains what happens in therapy and how it works, and it will guide you through the process of accessing support from me if you choose to do so.
Therapy can be a terrifying prospect for many clients and rightly so. It is not an easy journey and the sunshine does not always come quickly. It may take you to places that are painful, dark, depressing, and despairing. It can seem grey and bleak for some of the time and feel as though your are going backwards not forwards.
But if you can find the courage to face this darkness then there is hope that from it you will find a spectrum of colourful emotions, of joy, hope, happiness, laughter, sadness, guilt, anger, love, excitement, jealousy........a rainbow of emotions where the sun and the clouds can exist together in a place where life seems more prosperous and fulfilling.
To start this journey with me take it one step at a time;
Step 1; Find out more about myself and how I practice and have a look around my website to see if you 'feel' I may be the right person for you. Trust your instinct!
At no point are you obliged to continue working with me. It is important you feel you have control of this process and have the autonomy at any point to withdraw. Have a look at the therapy agreement to get an idea of how things will work.
Step 2; Make contact with me in a way you feel most comfortable. Some people want to remain somewhat anonymous through an email, some want to head straight into booking an assessment session and start talking then, others may just want a casual chat with me first to just get a feel of things. Contact me and we can take it from there.
Step 3; When you feel ready we will arrange a time and date to do an initial assessment. This will be longer than a normal session so that we can complete paperwork and gives us both the opportunity to understand what is going on for you. It also gives us both the chance to get to know each other and decide if it feels counselling is the right thing for you at this time.
Again at this stage there is no obligation to continue. You may feel it is not the right time for you yet. You may choose to meet a number of counsellors until you find the right match for you. This is ok as it is important for us that you get the right help for you when you are ready to embrace it.
Step 4; We agree to work together and establish a regular day and time of the week for you to come for 50 minute sessions. I do not set a limit on how long we work together as this is not possible to measure.
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