There are many different reasons why we don’t talk to family and friends about things that we are struggling with:
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
We are unsure who we can trust
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. It is 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 and the possibility of choices and change, including deciding not to choose
About Counselling With Me
I believe in counselling and the restorative relationship it offers, but I also understand that taking the first steps can often feel daunting or scary. There are no guarantees, but counselling can be a helpful and rewarding experience - an experience that is different for everyone because we are all different.
Since we all need different support, 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 working with specific goals, whilst long term therapy tends to support a broader range of issues and challenges.
I offer face to face counselling from my practice in central Farnham, as well as online and telephone sessions and I work with adults and young people from all backgrounds over the age of 16, for one to one counselling.
Some Client Testimonials
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Thank you so much for your help, kindness and empathy - it has been invaluable."
"Thank you for this valuable time, it really has helped me a lot."
"I am so grateful Rebecca for everything over the last few months."
"You have just been such a massive help to me and I am very grateful for that."