Counselling & Psychotherapy
In-clinic counselling sessions are available in Room 1 in Healthworks Centre in Forres, Scotland.
Remote counselling sessions are available by phone or Zoom and other platforms for those unable to attend in-person sessions in Forres.
An individual counselling session involves a one-on-one conversation between you and the therapist. The therapist provides a safe and confidential space to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The therapist will listen actively, offer empathy, and provide support to help you work through your challenges and achieve your goals.
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) coaching is a type of personal development coaching that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, language, and behavior. The goal of NLP coaching is to help individuals identify and change patterns of thought and behavior that are limiting their personal or professional growth.
Psychotherapy is a mental health treatment where a trained professional helps individuals address emotional and psychological issues through talking and developing coping skills. It is available in various types and can be beneficial for a broad range of mental health problems.
I use elements of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Grief Therapy, etc.
Grief & Loss
Counselling and psychotherapy are therapeutic approaches that involve talking to a trained professional about your emotional and psychological issues. During sessions, the therapist helps you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental space. They may use various techniques to help you understand and address your concerns, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or mindfulness-based therapy. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you develop coping skills, increase self-awareness, and improve your overall well-being. The success of counselling and psychotherapy depends on factors such as the rapport between the client and therapist, the client’s motivation and commitment, and the therapist’s expertise and training.
All counselling sessions are 60-minute long.
A weekly counselling session is generally recommended, but the frequency can be tailored to meet your needs. During our first session, we will discuss your availability, affordability, and preferences to determine the best schedule for you. You can choose to come more or less frequently depending on your situation and progress.
As a general rule, counselling sessions are confidential. This means that whatever is discussed between you and I will remain private. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, if you disclose that you or someone else is in immediate danger or harm, I may need to breach confidentiality in order to ensure safety. I will speak about it with you first. Additionally, therapists are required by law to report instances of child abuse or neglect, elder abuse or neglect, and some cases of harm to oneself or others. I will discuss confidentiality with you during your first session, and you can ask any questions or express any concerns you may have.
We will agree on the schedule in our first session or make arrangements for the following session after each appointment.
To schedule your first appointment, you can contact me through email, phone, text, or by filling out the form on the ‘Contact’ page. During our first session, we will discuss and agree upon the schedule for your future appointments. Alternatively, we can make arrangements for the following session after each appointment.
For prices, please refer to the ‘Fees’ page as these are subject to change.
To determine if a counsellor is the right fit for you, it is important to consider several factors. Firstly, ensure that the counsellor has experience and training in dealing with the specific issues you are facing. Secondly, consider their therapeutic approach and whether it aligns with your personal preferences and values. Additionally, it is crucial to establish a sense of rapport and trust with the counsellor, as this will create a safe and comfortable environment for discussing sensitive issues. You may want to attend an initial session to gauge whether the counsellor’s style and approach work for you. Ultimately, the success of counselling is often dependent on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor, so taking the time to find the right fit is essential.
The number of counselling sessions you will need depends on your unique situation and the progress you make. It is not possible to give a precise number of sessions required as everyone’s experiences and goals are different. However, we will work together to establish clear goals and assess progress regularly to determine if additional sessions are needed. Ultimately, you can choose to end counselling at any point when you feel ready.
Therapy takes place at Healthworks, 5 Bank Lane, Forres, Moray, Scotland, IV36 1NU