Durham Holistic Counselling and complementary Therapies

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About Counselling

Counselling helps everyday people with everyday issues, Sometimes 

a person can require additional support to help them through a particularly challenging life event, or they might benefit from identifying negative patterns of relating, or behaviour. 


Counselling is a collaborative process where through a series of regular sessions we work together to explore and understand your difficulties.


My role is to help you understand how you relate to yourself, and others, by facilitating a safe space for your self-exploration and to help you to recognise unhelpful patterns in your life. We will have regular reviews of the work to ensure we stay on track and that the sessions are meeting your needs.

What to Expect?

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The first session allows us to meet and decide if we want to work together, and also  gives you some time to tell me your story. Research demonstrates that it is vitally important to find the right therapist for you - as the relationship with your counsellor  can make a substantial difference to the outcome of therapy. Should you decide you wish to continue, it would be common to experience some form of shift or change in perspective to occur within six sessions.  Try not to worry about therapy as being scary, or a place where you might be judged! More often than not, people find the process entirely freeing and uplifting.  

Can I Really Overcome Anxiety?

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Yes, absolutely! Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that there are ALWAYS reasons for an individual becoming anxious. 


Anxiety is perhaps best considered as a 'state' the body enters when the fight or flight response becomes overly activated, and our thinking becomes catastrophic in nature. 


The key in overcoming anxiety lies in identifying the reason(s) why this over-activation might be occurring so to discharge the triggers and drivers.

Most Explored

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Anxiety and Panic Attacks


Depression


Loss and Bereavement


Loss of Motivation 


Low Self Esteem 


Anger Management


Relationship Issues 


Family Issues 


Sub-Fertility /Infertility


Work Related Stress 


Affairs and Betrayals


Separation and Divorce 


Sexuality


Alcohol Consumption

Confidentiality

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In therapy you may reveal things about which you’ve spoken to few, if any, other people. Please be assured all of your communications with me - whether in person, or by telephone or email - will remain entirely confidential.

Session Costs

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Consultation Session 

(90 minutes) £50.00


Single Session 

(60 minutes) £35.00


Couples  

£50.00