aims of counselling
It can often feel as if nobody has time to listen. So when we’re faced with personal problems or conflicts, or simply wish to explore our inner thoughts and feelings, we may be reluctant to ask family and friends for help. In such situations, professional counselling can be helpful.
Seeking counselling can be a positive step towards making changes. Having a dedicated time to talk and be listened to by someone trained for that purpose can help bring insight, perspective, and a greater sense of wellbeing to your life.
what to expect in an initial session
At an initial session I will take a brief history including what’s led you to seek help now. I will explain that we’ll explore your early experiences within your family of origin and how these experiences will have shaped who you’ve become as an adult. We will discuss what you hope to gain by engaging in the counselling process and what might be achieved depending on whether the work is short term or more open ended. This first meeting will also provide an opportunity for us to gauge if we feel we’d like to work together. If I believe that counselling is not the most appropriate course of action for you, we will discuss what other options might be available.
the kinds of problems and issues I can help you with
We all respond differently to difficult situations, and with gentle exploration, I will work with you to help you make sense of your current circumstances whatever they may be.
Here are some of the many issues I work with in therapy:
- relationship problems between partners, friends and family members. I have a particular interest in mother/daughter relationships
- women’s issues
- problems at work, school or university
- anxiety (including climate anxiety)
- issues relating to confidence and self-esteem
- chronic physical conditions
- trauma-informed therapy
what clients say
Simone is a fantastic therapist who listens without judgment. She gave me so many insightful things to think about. I now am in control of my work and personal life, and I have my confidence back. I highly recommend Simone’s services.
I came to Simone with lots of upset and turmoil I could not get my head around at all. Simone helped me unpick and untangle my brain and thoughts, and over time through therapy has given me the tools to understand myself better, and why I have in the past felt how I’ve felt and acted in certain situations. I now manage things in life that happen, good and bad, in a much healthier and better way.
Life changing. A massive thank you, Simone