Some reasons to seek out counselling could be:
Because you’ve come to a crossroads in your life, and you want to clarify what changes you’d like to make
Because you have reached a crisis point, and need someone to help you deal with things that seem impossible to deal with alone.
Something may be blocking you, or holding you back, and it may feel impossible to change, and may be preventing you from really living life to your full potential
You may have experienced a loss, and need support whilst coming to terms with it
You may be suffering from physical complaints that need your attention, and which may be connected to deeper issues
... or you may just be feeling stressed, confused, or anxious. You may just want time to discover parts of yourself that have not yet had the chance to be expressed
“You may just need someone to listen?”
Why would you need counselling?
About me and my work.
Hi, I'm Deb, I trained and qualified at Diploma level at Stroud College in Integrative
Counselling in 2006 and I was a volunteer counsellor for 18 months at the Listening Post in Stroud and Gloucester. I adhere to a strict code of ethics and have professional Liability insurance.
My service gives you the highest priority and confidentiality and my work is supervised to make sure I continue to offer a safe and professional service.
I work long and short term with my clients in many areas such as addictions, abuse, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss. I am also a specialised Sexual Violence Counsellor and have previously worked for SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and GRASAC (Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre). If counselling turns out not to be appropriate for you, I may be able to suggest other forms of help.
How online counselling works...
All my sessions are online using Skype or Zoom. These applications are free and easy to set up by downloading the apps on your computer or phone. They are secure and cannot be intercepted. I ask that you find a quiet, uninterrupted space with a strong, stable internet connection. Before each session I will send you a link and the password to enter the room at an agreed time.
If you find technology daunting, then please do not worry as I can talk you through downloading the applications or if all else fails we can use WhatsApp video or the old fashioned telephone.