About Counselling

"Change comes about when you become what you are,
Not when you try to become what you are not."
Arnold Beisser

Counselling is an opportunity to explore difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. It is conducted by a trained and experienced professional who will listen - and respond - in an accepting and non-judgmental way.

The process begins with a one-hour, no-commitment meeting. This Assessment session is opportunity to talk about your expectations of counselling and to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you might have for me.

If, at the end of this meeting, you decide that counselling is right for you, we will mutually agree the issues you want to address and the goals you want to achieve. Counselling can be either brief or longer-term. Counselling sessions last between 50 minutes and an hour and are normally held on a weekly basis.

If you have experienced trauma and have trauma-related symptoms, we can also discuss whether EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) treatment would be appropriate. EMDR can be offered alongside counselling or as a separate treatment. Please go to the EMDR page to find out more.

For information about me, my counselling practice in York - and about Gestalt counselling please read on.