Counselling in Glastonbury
"One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began"
- Mary Oliver
Counselling is a form of talking therapy, whereby clients are supported in exploring aspects of themselves, their life, and their relationships with the intention of making sense of their experiences. Through bringing awareness to our experience- our patterns of relating to others and ourselves, we can begin to make positive change. Rather than feeling stuck, we can start to feel empowered to live the life we choose to live.
I offer person-centred, humanistic counselling in Glastonbury or online, whereby the client’s well being is at the centre of the therapy at all times. I meet you where you are- walking side by side with you on your journey, constantly adapting to your needs at any given moment.
Carl Rogers was the founder of person-centred therapy, and he believed that people have a natural tendency towards positive growth. He understood that given the right conditions- empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence, clients can make positive changes to thrive. I aim to enable my clients to make the changes they wish to see in themselves and their lives by bringing these conditions to my counselling work, helping clients to identify some of their outdated beliefs and introduce a different perspective.
On our counselling journey, I may offer some alternative approaches, pulling from psycho synthesis, gestalt, dream analysis, transactional analysis (TA), solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy and other creative methods when appropriate and helpful.
I can work in person or online, depending on what works best for you.
I work with individuals and couples, and can offer short-term or long-term therapy. Sometimes clients wish to have a set amount of sessions, and other clients prefer therapy to be open-ended- this can be something we negotiate in our first session and review as we go along.
Who would benefit from counselling?
I believe everyone could benefit from counselling- we are all a product of our experiences and it can be really helpful to bring awareness to the ways our personality has shaped to respond to those experiences.
Some people have times in their lives which feel intensely difficult, where it feels near impossible to cope on their own. Counselling can be a welcome source of support at those times, enabling you to find a way to connect with your own resources- to overcome those challenging times.
Over time, we sometimes need some support with a relationship- and our romantic relationships can bring a lot of challenges as well as a lot of joy. Having received specialist couples counselling training, I can support you in your relationship to communicate effectively, learning about each other's needs and ways of relating, to overcome conflict and any issues relating to your sexuality, sexual compatibility, intimacy and desire.
Whether you seek therapy as an individual or as a couple, I intend to support you in initiating the positive change you seek.
What issues can counselling help with?
- Isolation and loneliness
- Feeling stuck
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours
- Sexuality and sexual issues
- Relationship issues
- Bereavement, grief and loss
- Body dysmorphia
- Gender and identity issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Personality disorders
- Spiritual exploration
- Mind-body connection
- Attachment issues
What to expect in your first Counselling session in Glastonbury
I would usually send some information via e-mail before our first session including the counselling contract. In our first counselling session, we talk about the contract and I answer any questions you may have about that. We would talk about your expectations about counselling, and what you would like to get out of the work we do together. You may wish to set some goals at this point. We would agree on how we wish to work together and you would have an opportunity to ask me anything you wish to know. We could then decide whether we feel drawn to working with each other or not, and book future sessions if we wish to proceed.