Is counselling right for me?

People seek counselling for lots of different reasons and it can be daunting to take those first steps. The most important part is finding a counsellor who is right for you, someone you feel comfortable with and who you can relate to.

Life can throw all kinds of things at you and you can quickly feel overwhelmed, exhausted trapped and stuck.

  • Are you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or as though you have low self esteem or losses your confidence?

  • Are family or personal relationships feeling strained and difficult?

  • Are you struggling with a relationship or marital break up?

  • Are you dealing the bereavement of a family member, friend, colleague or beloved pet, and feel you have nobody to share your emotions with and yourself struggling to make sense of it all?

  • Have you experienced abuse or a traumatic event and feel you want to talk about it?

  • Is your work  getting on top of you, making you feel miserable, overwhelmed, tired and deflated?

  • Do you feel stuck, angry, trapped or frustrated; as though there is no point to anything?

  • Do you feel as though nothing you do makes any difference?

  • Are you facing a period of change or a big decision and feel you need someone to talk things over with?

  • Have things got out of control and left you feeling alone?

  • Do you feel like you have no-one to talk to or share how you feel with? 

Whatever your circumstances or situation counselling can help. 

  • I can help you feel better, take control of things again and feel more confident and hopeful. Whatever your issues i will be happy to listen to you and support you through this difficult time. Even if you feel unsure about why you feel the way you do, i can help you make sense of things and find a path forward.

  • I offer a professional and confidential counselling service from my own private therapy room in Stirling. The space is clam, quiet, confidential and safe, and the kettle is always on! There is free on site parking and easy access from the motorway and Stirling station. A regular bus route passes the door.

  • I offer some free or subsidised spaces for people who need them. In order to access these please contact me. These sessions are limited to a maximum of 8 sessions.

 

How I work?

I am a person centred therapist which means that i try to understand your experience from your perspective. I work in a supportive, non judgemental manner llowing you to explore issues with a view to improving your emotional and mental well-being and/or working towards any changes you may wish to make in your life.This way of working can help you to reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth, and enable your to find your own way to move forward and progress.

Next steps...

It can be really hard to take the first step, but if you feel that it is something that you want to do then we can arrange an initial telephone conversation.

  • Initial telephone conversations are arranged at an agreed time,

  • Last for a maximum of 30 minutes

  • Are free of charge.

 

During this informal conversation you will be able to ask me any questions you might have, and fully explore if you think you might feel counselling is right for you. I will be able to give you a bit more information about how it works and how counselling can be helpful.

If you choose to book a session. 

 

  • I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments. 

  • Sessions can be face to face or over the phone or via email or video link.

  • Sessions costs start from £35.00 and are payable at the end of the session. Card and cash payments are accepted. A concessionary rate of £30.00 is offered for students and people living on pension income. 

  • Some pro bono and subsidised sessions are available but are limited to a maximum of 8 sessions

  • Telephone and online counselling sessions must be paid for at the time of booking via PayPal or BACS. Details will be provided. 

  • Sessions last 50 minutes 

  • There are no minimum or maximum number of sessions, this varies grately between people

  • Free on site car parking available 

  • Full wheelchair accessible with parking and toilet facilities 

 

I also offer canine facilitated therapy sessions and equine facilitated therapy session (at a different location). If you are interested either of these please get in touch.​

If you have any questions or queries regarding counselling appointments please email, text or call me and I will do my best to answer any queries or concerns and reassure you. If I am unable to answer when you call please leave me a message and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.

Your enquiry will be accessed by only me, therefore ensuring confidentiality from the very beginning. You will receive a prompt response and I will always respond within 24 hours of receiving any enquiry.

Thinking about counselling?

remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you feel and smarter than you think  A.A. Milne

Asking for help can be daunting and taking the plunge and seeking counselling can be a really hard step, BUT it can also be the best thing you'll ever do. Its not the right thing for everyone and sometimes its not the right time. We understand how hard taking these first steps can be, so to help you make this important decision we have tried to give you as much information as possible. You might also find it useful to visit our frequently asked questions page. 

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CONTACT

Office 7 

Kildean Business & Enterprise Hub

146 Drip Road

Stirling 

FK8 1RW

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