photo of Chris KellAbout Counselling

Counselling is a therapeutic conversation which is:

  • Confidential
  • Non-judgmental
  • Caring
  • Meaningful

Its aims are to

  • Motivate growth and change
  • Support recovery from trauma and loss
  • Allow the safe expression of feelings
  • Aid communication with others
  • Strengthen self-esteem and autonomy

Counselling can be short term, medium or long term.... 

Short term therapy focuses on a particular need for change, with intensive focus on one aspect of your life and ‘homework’ in between sessions;

Medium term therapy helps you gain perspective on a particularly difficult period of life, and supports you in recovering and making choices;

Long term therapy encourages you to learn more about yourself – so that you can change patterns of behaviour, and resolve painful experiences.

For those who are not sure how to choose a counsellor, I offer an assessment session (face to face or on Skype) to point you in the direction of the kind of therapy that I hope will best suit your needs.