• Individual Counselling

  • Couples Counselling

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is individual counselling?

Individual counselling is a type of therapy that involves one-on-one sessions between a client and a trained therapist. The goal of individual counselling is to help the client identify and overcome personal challenges, develop coping skills, and improve overall mental health and well-being.

What can I expect from individual counselling sessions?

Individual counselling sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long and take place on a regular basis, often once a week. During sessions, I will work with you to identify and explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in a safe and supportive environment. I will use various therapeutic techniques and interventions to help you develop new skills and coping mechanisms.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed varies depending on the nature and severity of the issues being addressed, as well as the client's individual needs and preferences. Some clients may benefit from only a few sessions, while others may need ongoing support over a longer period of time.

How often will I need to see you?

Sessions are normally weekly initially, and then dialled back to once every two weeks for as long as you need them.
I don't often see people for single or adhoc sessions as this is unlikely to develop lasting change.

Is counselling confidential?

Yes, counselling is confidential. This means that what you discuss with me in your sessions is kept private and confidential. I will not share your information with anyone without your explicit consent, except in certain circumstances where I am legally required to do so. (such as if you are at risk of harming yourself or others). 

What if I feel uncomfortable during a counselling session?

t's important to remember that counselling is a collaborative process, so it's important that you speak up if you are feeling uncomfortable or if something doesn't feel right.

I’ve had counselling in the past but it didn’t work, will it work this time?

Just because it didn’t work before doesn’t mean that counselling will not work now. It’s possible that there was a poor match between yourself and the counsellor or that you were not in the right place to benefit from counselling. Counselling can help lots of people in a variety of situations. Whether it is likely to work for you or not depends on a variety of factors so we won't know until we've had chance to talk and explore your situation carefully.

This is why we have an initial call and in that call I will give you my honest opinion on if I think I can help you.

Can I bring up concerns or issues that are difficult to talk about?

Absolutely! Individual counselling is a safe and supportive space where you can discuss any concerns or issues that are impacting your mental health and well-being, even if they are difficult or uncomfortable to talk about. Your therapist is there to help you navigate these challenges and develop strategies for coping and healing.

Will I have homework or assignments to complete between sessions?

You may be given homework or assignments to complete between sessions depending on the situation and challenges you are facing. These may include journaling, practicing relaxation techniques, or working on specific skills or behaviours. These assignments can help you continue to make progress outside of your sessions. 

Why can you trust me?


  •  Life Coaching – Distinction (Blackford Centre)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • CBT Practitioner (Achology)
  • Counselling Practitioner (Achology)

Certificates available to view on request

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