There are many different reasons why we don’t talk to family and friends about things that are bothering us:
We don’t want to upset anyone
We don’t want to burden others
We are too embarrassed to share
We worry that no-one will understand
Sometimes we just don’t want others to know what is going on
Counselling is an opportunity to talk to a trained professional in a non-judgemental space, without being given advice or being told what to do. I believe it is a very personal process; a space to really be heard by someone who is able to hear you.
Counselling can help to break cycles of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours
It can give clarity at times when we feel there is none
Counselling promotes greater self-understanding, the possibility of choices and change, including deciding not to choose, and an improved sense of wellbeing
I feel passionately about counselling for mental health and emotional wellbeing. Taking the first steps can often feel daunting or scary but counselling can be a very restorative experience. Every counselling relationship is different and unique because we are all different and unique.
What You Can Expect
I aim to offer you a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental therapy space in which you can talk openly and freely and be yourself. Being trained integratively means that I work with several disciplines, and whilst my core approach is person-centred, I use other counselling theories including attachment theory and cognitive behavioral coping tools to best meet the individual needs of each client. If you would like to work with me, we will think about what you hope to achieve in counselling, and regularly talk about our work to ensure it is meeting those needs.
I have a practice in central Farnham, online and on the telephone and I work with adults and young people from all backgrounds over the age of 16, for one to one counselling. I offer both short and long term work to best accommodate your specific needs. Short term therapy can be helpful for a major life event, coping strategies and specific goals, whilst long term therapy tends to support a broader range of issues and challenges.
"Over the past few months you have helped me tremendously. There has been a noticeable change to my attitude and stress level both at work and in my personal life which I cannot thank you enough for." (Anon.)
"Thank you for guiding me to a healthy place I didn’t think was attainable 3 months ago. You have helped me to accept my emotions and value them in a way I never could before. I am so grateful for everything you have done to help me unpick my problems and be where I am now." (Anon.)
"You were so warm, welcoming and deeply understanding when I first walked through the door, terrified of how I was feeling and not sure how I was going to cope with the rest of my life. You helped me understand that how I was feeling was OK and that there was no shame in it. I just have to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have no idea how much I appreciate what you have given to me over the last 3 months." (Anon.)
"Thank you so much for your help, kindness and empathy - it has been invaluable." (Anon.)
"Thank you for this valuable time, it really has helped me a lot." (Anon.)
"I am so grateful Rebecca for everything over the last few months." (Anon.)
"You have just been such a massive help to me and I am very grateful for that." (Anon.)