Southerndown

8 Manor Way,

Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9JH

enquiry@mycounselling.net

 

Tel: 07786 352 012

Mon - Thu: 9am - 8pm

Fri - 9am - 6pm

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Individual
Therapy

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” - Carl Rogers

 

 

What is counselling?

Individual therapy involves two people in the therapeutic process - the Counsellor and the Client.  Counselling involves the client sharing and exploring their experiences within the safety of warm, confidential surroundings with someone who is interested in understanding and hearing their narrative.  It is a relationship built on a foundation of trust, understanding and honesty.

 

Who is it for?

Counselling can be for anyone who is experiencing a difficulty in their life, no matter how big or small.  The power of talking to someone impartial who is not involved and feeling heard by someone can never be underestimated.  I work with people over the age of 16.

What happens during the first session?

The first session can evoke lots of different feelings and questions.  Some questions you may have might be: is my problem too trivial for counselling? Will the Counsellor be nice/will we get on? What if I don't know what to say?  All of these are are very common and usually the anxiety of meeting someone new is alleviated during the first initial meeting.  During the first session I complete an Initial Consultation whereby I explain the counselling contract and what it means.  This includes confidentiality, frequency and length of sessions, cost etc.  I then go through an asessment which involves taking some personal information such as next of kin and medication.  The rest of the first session is usually spent exploring what has brought the client to counselling, what they are hoping the gain and what their expectations are.   

Why do people come?

People usually seek Counselling because they are experiencing difficulties that they haven't been able to overcome on their own.  As a Counsellor working with an individual it is my role to listen to the person and enable them to feel heard and valued. 

What issues do people seek counselling for?

Issues I am experienced in and work with include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Infidelity/Affairs

  • Life Changes/Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Bereavement/Loss

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Sexual Abuse 

  • Stress Management

  • Traumatic Experiences

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Issues

  • LGBTQ Related Issues

  • Overwhelming/Unfamiliar feelings

How much does it cost?

I offer a reduced price first session of £40 for 1 hour.  After this I charge £50 per 1 hour session.  I can offer concessions for students and people on a low income upon agreed negotiation.