Counselling - online & face to face
I offer one to one and couples counselling sessions, available to help you work through issues or problems that are troubling you now, or experiences from your past. I also provide creative counselling using pebbles, shells, and sand trays which can help you to express experiences that are unique to you. Sometimes, we think the same thoughts, and experience the same emotions over and over again, and get ‘stuck’ in negative styles and patterns. Creative counselling tools can shift us out of these patterns which leads to fresh perspectives, connections and insights. Creative tools are not essential to counselling, it is a personal preference, however, if you would like to give it a try, please give me a call, or let me know during the session.
Shells & Pebbles
Shells and pebbles enables you to explore different parts of your ‘self’. This is helpful because sometimes, we become ‘stuck’ as our thoughts and emotions are in conflict.
When you select and place objects, it can be very revealing, providing you with surprising insights and developing your self- awareness.
Using shells and pebbles helps when it is hard to ‘put things into words’ in a way that accurately describes how you are feeling, especially if you are struggling to make sense of them yourself. Using shells and pebbles can be easier than talking in instances when you naturally want to ‘clam up’ about something difficult. This type of therapy is useful for individuals and couples, and is helpful for exploring a range of issues.
Our brains like symbols and metaphors, and working with sand trays are ideal if you find it hard to talk about your thoughts and emotions, or if you’re not even sure what they actually are. Placing and moving objects in sand helps you build a picture which increases your emotional self- awareness in a safe and confidential way.
Mood cards are a way to help you explore things like happiness, joy, sadness, resentment, worry and stress. Using the cards helps you to define and understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions that cause the moods you experience.
Worksheets and Exercises
Worksheets can be helpful for focusing on specific areas you would like help with, like developing self- esteem or confidence. Worksheets can help reveal core beliefs, values, thoughts and feelings which influence patterns of behavior. Engaging in this reduces stress and helps you cope better with challenges
One to one sessions
Talking about what is troubling you is hugely beneficial, whatever your issue or problem. Talking gives you new perspective, different insights in how to tackle the problem, and frees you from unhelpful thinking habits and patterns.
I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing in your relationship. Together, I will help you define the issues that one or both of you are facing. For some couples, counselling is the start of a longer process of discovery while for others, a few sessions of counselling may be all they need to move through a difficult period.