Thank you for visiting my page. Here you will learn about me. We all have difficulties and issues at time, but when those become an interference to your life and you find yourself with more questions than answers, allow me the chance to work with you together as a team to work through those times and help you get back on track and live a more enhanced and fuller life. Counselling is not a sign of weakness, but one of strength.
I am a local Salisbury resident, who holds a diploma in Counselling and psychotherapy. I have a private practise called Rest Assured Counselling offering both face-to-face counselling and online counselling. I also offer mobile counselling where I come to you. I have the fullest commitment to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive, confidential, safe, friendly, qualified, and, non-discriminatory manner.
Some voluntary assignments have included abuse and suicide crisis and interventions. I have worked with young people dealing with issues i.e. bullying, abandonment, peer pressure, attachment disorders, and many other issues.
In the United States I worked as a counsellor for domestic violence, rape, suicide, depression, PTSD, drug, alcohol addiction family and relationships, and individual counselling. I am an approved member with the Black ford Centre for Counselling. Like rest assured counselling on facebook.
The Person-Centred Approach is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I use this approach to understand an individual's experience from their point of view. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I positively value the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open, non-judgmental and genuine. I believe this approach is best because the person-centred approach has three core values which are vital to helping an individual feel accepted and better understand their own feelings - essentially helping them to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth.
These core values a counsellor should have are:
• Congruence - the counsellor must be completely genuine.
• Unconditional positive regard - the counsellor must be non-judgemental.
• Empathy - the counsellor must strive to understand the client's point of view.
Sometimes stressful situations can affect our confidence and self-esteem and even relationships and can even affect our motivation. Seeking counselling isn’t a sign of weakness, but of strength and courage. Counselling can’t change the past, but it can make a difference to the present and the future. Seeking help or counselling is never a sign of weakness, but more a step in the positive direction in turning your life or situation around for the better.
I offer a 20 minute free consultation! This allows us both to see whether my counselling services is right for you. My fees are £30 per a 50 minute session, £45 couples for a 50 minute session and £60 for families. I am flexible with appointment times and these can be daytime, evening or weekends. I also offer mobile counselling, where I come to you.
Some concessions may be available upon request.
1. What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres on behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties.
2. How many sessions can I expect?
I offer as many sessions as appropriate. This can be from one to two, three, four or five times a week.
3. What is counselling good for?
Depression, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, grief, relationship problems, social problems and any issue which has altered or affect you, your life, or situation. No problem is too big or small.
4. What can I expect during my counselling session?
In your first session, the therapist typically will ask certain questions about you and your life. This information helps him make an initial assessment of your situation. I offer a friendly, non-judgement environment where you are comfort and free to discuss your issues in discretion and privacy. You can also expect me to listen with empathy regarding you as a person.
5. What is expected of me during my counselling session(s)?
Therapy is a team effort. If you don’t take an active part in the session, you won’t find the counselling experience valuable. Here are some things you can do to make your first session as successful as possible.
• Be open. Therapists are trained to ask the right questions, but they’re not mind readers. The therapist can do his job more effectively if you answer the questions openly and honestly.
• Be prepared. Before you get to the session, know how to describe “what’s wrong,” and to describe your feelings about your problem. One way to prepare is to write down the reasons you’re seeking help. Make a list and then read it out loud. Hearing yourself say it a few times will help you describe things more clearly to the therapist.
• Ask questions. The more you understand the counselling experience or how counselling works, the more comfortable you’ll be. Ask questions about the therapy process, and ask the therapist to repeat anything you don’t understand.
• Be open and honest about your feelings. A lot will be going through your head in this first session. Listen to your own reactions and feelings, and share them with the therapist. You’ll both learn from these insights.
6. Is counselling a quick fix?
Therapy is not a quick fix for your problem, rather it is a process. With some effort on your part and a strong relationship with your therapist, it can be a successful tool toward resolving problems.
For further details of my services or to arrange a consultation please phone me on the number below
or please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
40 Windsor Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7DX
0751 333 9465