Counselling is a process that uses the safety of a special kind of relationship to enable people to reach more of their own personal resources to deal with life. Counselling helps people take charge of their lives and honestly work through areas of relationships or behaviours that cause pain or control us. Everyone possesses an ability to become more self aware and to find solutions to their own problems. However there are times when we need support to achieve this.
By working with individuals in a supportive way, together we can create a unique opportunity to move, appropriately, towards a more fulfilling life. Counselling offers a way for you to look at and work through issues that trouble you in life. Counselling creates a safe space to explore difficult emotions and experiences so you can re-imagine your life and future in more fulfilling ways. It can be difficult to let go of old behaviours, patterns and ways of thinking. Counselling offers a space that is non-threatening and non-judgmental where you will be valued and given space to find new ways of living.
Counselling is not about being told how to live, counselling is about choosing to enter into a process that is aimed at helping you get the most from life, being free from emotional pain and learning to live the best life you can with what you have. I work as an integrative counsellor, which means I try and understand people from a variety of perspectives. Sometimes the past impacts our present experience of life, alongside our current relationships and situations. Through exploring your issues with me, we can gain insight into how our past has shaped us and how our current circumstances can be lived in more fruitful ways; this creates a bespoke service that is driven by you. Within this I am always seeking the best possible ways of helping people, forming a creative space in which the sense of self can be seen with empathy and individuals can find ways to understand themselves better and develop new ways that bring about change.
How does Counselling work?
When you first contact my services, we will discuss over the phone, skype or by email what you would like from counselling. If after this you would like to be assessed for counselling, we will agree a time and location for your initial assessment.
The initial assessment session is an assessment that will take thirty minutes. This time is spent talking through in more detail what you hope to achieve from counselling. I will take information to help me understand your circumstances or specific situation and we will think through how we can best work together. Following this, if you feel we can work together, we will then agree to meet on a regular basis with booked appointments.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and ideally should take place at the same time and same day each week. I recommend that if, at the end of your first session, you decide to continue with regular counselling, you will be offered 6 initial sessions, after that you and I will review the situation, but you can opt to finish counselling at any time.
My Commitment to You will be:
- To listen to you, accept you for who you are and be honest with you.
- View the counselling session as your space and allow you to choose whatever you want to discuss. I will never tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing or judge you.
- I will not have all the answers to your problems but believe that with my support you can find your own solutions to whatever is troubling you.
- Everything discussed will be totally 100% confidential.
Costs involved in Counselling:
- Initial 30 Minute Assessment is £25
- 50 Minute Counselling Sessions are £40
I am the founder of Caroline Bronte the Counselling, Coaching and Therapy Company. I have worked as a successful counsellor, life coach and therapist for the last 20 +years and utilise various therapies to enhance my work.