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How to get the best out of Counselling

Here are my top tips to get the most of therapy sessions. Therapy is a commitment to yourself and involves your time, energy, and money. A good way to start is to make yourself some rules to make the very best of both your sessions, and the journey towards your Goals.

  • Therapy is a journey. You started this journey for some very good reasons. Remind yourself of why you begun and what you want to gain from it. Perhaps write these down.
  • Start a Journal. Write about your journey, how you feel, what you think. This may be the biggest and most important project of your life.
  • Make it a priority. This could change your life, but its success depends a lot on you. Your therapy sessions are a time for you. You are important and other parts of life may have to come second for a while. Don’t cancel sessions unless it’s an absolute emergency. It’s when you don’t want to go, or feel your too busy, that you really should go. Perhaps sometimes ask yourself. “What am I trying to avoid”.
  • Manage your appointments. Your therapist will only have certain appointments available. If you have certain days/times that you prefer, book these well advance as popular slots go quickly. Take responsibility over your appointments. No-one can make this work other than you.
  • Tell your therapist what you would like in your sessions. Skilled as they are, they can’t read your mind. Sometimes you might want your therapist to just sit and listen, other times to be more involved and provide structure or give advice. These are your sessions, make sure you voice your thoughts and expectations.
  • Know your expectations. Therapy can be difficult, a journey through both green fields and dark valley. Sometimes after a session you may feel happy and inspired, other times you might feel sad and that you’re not making progress. Stick with it and tell your therapist how you feel. Sometimes things feel like they are getting worse before they get better.

Counselling for Men – 10 Reasons Why

Counselling for Men..

To build up the courage to go to therapy is hard enough for most of us, but men have that extra step of getting over years of conditioning that says “don’t talk about your feelings, to do that is weak”.

For many men feelings are confusing and even frightening. Most men when asked how they feel will respond with words like, ‘normal’, alright’ and ‘fine’, which usually doesn’t describe what they are actually feeling. Men have been taught to keep emotions under control and have often not gained the skills to understand what they are feeling. So when men are hit by an emotional crisis like a failure of a relationship, unemployment, anxiety attack, loss of confidence or energy, it can often feel like they are ‘losing it’.

The top 10 reasons why men seek Counselling are;

  • Relational difficulties and Domestic pressure
  • Anger management and lack of emotional control
  • Depression, stress, anxiety and shame
  • Work place issues including bullying, confidence and work/life balance
  • Sex, sexuality and masculinity issues
  • Loss of confidence and low self-esteem
  • Emotional numbness
  • Lack of connection with their father and mother
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Trauma, abuse and loss

Despite the initial difficulties of that first step, Men quickly value and respond to Counselling. Having someone who will listen, and not judge, being able to share their fears is a freeing and empowering experience.

Contact us and find out how we can help.

Individual Counselling Sessions

These are carried out in either our dedicated room, or in a local therapy centre. Sessions can be regular; once a week, twice a month, or monthly depending on your needs, and go on for as long as you find them helpful. Each session is 50 minutes long. You will find our counsellors to be on your side, non-judgmental and working in your best interests. These are your sessions, you set the agendas. You will find us gentle and attentive, and we will help you if you get stuck.

Individual counselling sessions
£60 per session
Private, affordable counselling
A confidential and helping relationship with a counsellor.

Online Counselling

Online Counselling provides support through your busy life whenever and wherever you need it through Video, instant messaging or email.

There are many reasons why people choose online sessions. Looking after children at home, working commitment’s, illness and feeling safe are just some of the reasons why this type of counselling is becoming more and more popular. It guarantees the same confidentiality and professional service of traditional face to face counselling. Often online counselling provides a first experience of talking with a professional, resulting in clients gaining the confidence to attend face to face counselling sessions.

Video Call Counselling

Online Video Counselling Session,
£45 (50 minutes),
Private, Confidential and Affordable,
A confidential and helping relationship with a counselor.