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About Us

What is counselling, and how can we help?

What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy that gives you a safe and confidential space in which you can be free to talk and be heard.  Your therapist will listen without judgment and will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. 

The things we talk about are totally up to you but may include:

  • your relationships
  • your childhood
  • your feelings, emotions or thoughts
  • your behaviour
  • past and present life events
  • situations you find difficult

Counselling is a collaborative process that works best when both parties are able to be open and honest with each other, so the relationship you have with your counsellor will obviously be an important one.  We hope that you will feel comfortable talking with us, safe in the knowledge that what we discuss will be treated with respect and confidentiality and without judgement or bias.

To help, we offer a free 30min initial session to give us a chance to meet, ask questions and ultimately let you decide whether or not you would like to work together.

How can counselling help?

For some, just the process of telling their story and being listened to, is helpful.  We may provide impartial feedback, reflections or give information relevant to the issues discussed, but your therapist will not give you a checklist of things to do to in order to feel better.  Our aim is to give you insight and understanding of your problems in order to help you resolve them on your own.

Counselling can help in many different ways:

  • It gives time and space to work through our problems
  • Helps you gain a different perspective on problems and issues
  • It can help us regain wellbeing and balance in our lives
  • It can help us to think more clearly and make better decisions
  • We can feel motivated, confident and assertive
  • Help to  with improving and maintaining relationships

About Me...

Many of us will experience mental health issues in our lives.  Acknowledging these and seeking help can be an extremely hard and I know just how difficult taking that first step can be.  I feel that anyone brave enough to do so is worthy of time and a great deal of respect. I am very passionate about the counselling process and believe strongly in a person’s ability to make positive changes and their potential to grow.  Whether we are working in the room or online, I aim to provide a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgmental space within which this process can happen. 

My training as an integrative counsellor compliments my view that counselling is not a ‘one size fit’s all’ process.  An integrative approach to therapy draws from a wide range of counselling models and theories in order to suit you, the individual.  I have worked with a wide range of clients in the past with issues ranging from abuse, addiction, depression, self-esteem, relationships, family, sexuality, stress, trauma and many others. 

Our Therapy Room

Our therapy room is located above the hall at Wellington Baptist Church, a central location with a large pay and display car park at the rear.

Clients are offered a warm welcome with tea or coffee and their pick comfy chairs.  Our aim is to provide a safe, relaxed environment for you to come and explore whatever issues are on your mind.