Our therapists work in a humanistic way. This means that we don’t have a “one size fits all” approach when working with people, but that they look for the approach that best fits with you as a person and will best meet your needs.
Sometimes it is easier to express our feelings in non-verbal ways. Using paint, clay, writing, poetry or drawing, can provide a medium with which to express those difficult thoughts and feelings. We can support you to find creative ways to express yourself if you find that this might be helpful.
Where do we start?
Each of us is unique with our own needs and goals. When considering counselling we believe it is important to find a counsellor with whom you can connect and feel comfortable. We provide a free assessment to see if therapy is right for you and in your first session, you can discuss your needs with the therapist and decide what you want to work on together.
How long will it take to see some changes?
Sometimes changes can happen quite quickly, other times they are more gradual. We will work at your own pace and therapy will be tailored to meet your individual needs. You choose how long counselling continues for and the duration is entirely dependant on your needs.
What can you expect from therapy?
We offer an opportunity for you to be heard with respect and understanding, and time to work through issues that feel hard to handle on your own. We will work together to help you to find your own solution. The sessions last for one hour and are usually on a weekly basis though sometimes this is negotiable.
How much do sessions cost?
The cost of sessions is means-tested and starts at £10 per session.
Training, qualifications and experience
All our therapists experienced, qualified or earning a qualification, have engaged in additional professional training, and are members of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Although the therapists specialise in working with issues related to young pregnancy and parenthood they are willing to work with you on any issue. Some examples might be:
History of mental health needs
Parent and Child attachment
Bereavement or loss
Sexual, physical or emotional abuse
Illness and disability
Addiction of all kinds