Each session is 50 minutes long. This is viewed as the optimal therapeutic time for clients.
Westcliff train station and a bus stop are only two minutes walk away from the Hamlet Court Road location. In addition, there are car parking facilities nearby which offer opportunities for free parking of 2 hours duration.
Rochford train station is approximately 1/2 mile from the Rectory Road location. There are car parking facilities available. It is accessible via a number 7/8 bus route which stops almost opposite the premises.
My contact details are on the contact page. Please be aware that if you telephone, you may get the answer machine as I may be with clients throughout the day and evening. Please do leave a message and I will always return your call.
Other areas of counselling I deal with:
- Bereavement and loss
- Carer responsibilities
- Health issues
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
- Phobias and fears
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Learning Difficulties
- Low self esteem
- Low confidence
Sometimes talking to a friend can be helpful and I will often encourage you to use your family and friends. However there are some disadvantages to using friends as your only confidants and support.
Friends and family could feel a conflict of loyalty and find it hard to keep things confidential. They may become upset themselves by what you are telling them and could become upset if you don’t accept their advice. Counselling is different in that you can speak with me freely and be completely open about other relationships, whereas family and friends may know the people involved.
I will be able to provide you with support and necessary steps to help you deal with upsetting and difficult situations; friends may begin to feel overburdened, especially if they have their own problems too. In this situation you may feel that that you can’t really speak with them about your own worries.
While my main form of therapy focuses on talking together, this is not the only method I may use in the therapeutic process with you. Other techniques may include the use of art, play, drama, writing, exercise, body awareness and breathing techniques. I may give you tasks to complete at home between our sessions but I will always ensure that you are happy to complete these and ensure that you feel at ease in this process. I will explain the reasons a particular form may be beneficial to improving your well-being to ensure that you feel fully informed and have autonomy in your decision to engage in a technique.