©RLCounselling 2017

YOUNG PEOPLE

"My Counsellor was really nice and knew how to handle my problems."

Female, 15

ABOUT ME

I have over 18 years of experience counselling and supporting young people in schools, college, university, youth clubs and in my private practice. I will listen and explore different solutions with you. I am non-judgemental, so you can really talk about anything that is bothering you. I provide a safe and secure space for you; to explore the roots of your negative thoughts or overwhelming feelings, and to give you the start you need to move forward in your life.

MY COUNSELLING APPROACH

You can expect three core values from me: 

 

empathy – I will sense what it is like to be in your shoes and communicate this back, this in turn will help you to understand yourself better; 

 

unconditional acceptance – you will not be judged whatever the circumstances, I accept you just as you are; this in turn will help you to become more self-accepting;

 

and thirdly genuineness – I will simply be myself throughout the sessions, not detached, but authentic and trustworthy; and this in turn will encourage you to be more real, up-front and honest with yourself.

I also incorporate Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tools which have successfully helped individuals to manage negative thoughts, compulsive self-criticism, low mood/depression and anxiety. 

SESSIONS

I am available to see you face to face at my office, by telephone or via video call.

 

Session Fees

 

 

AREAS OF SPECIALITY

I can assist you to manage and overcome the following mental health concerns and presenting issues:

Abuse and neglect

Academic performance issues

Addictions

Anger-management

Anxiety

Binge-eating Disorder

Bereavement and loss

Bipolar Disorder/manic depression

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Depression

Eating disorders

Emotional Abuse

Exam-related stress

Family Issues (including coping with divorce and separation)

Feeling sad

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Hearing voices/hallucinations

Internet addiction

Loneliness

Low self-confidence

Low Self-Esteem

Negative or intrusive thoughts

Over-thinking and worry

Panic attacks

Panic Disorder

Personality Disorder

Physical abuse

Poor Attendance/truancy

Poor concentration

Procrastination

Relationship Issues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Self-harm

Sexuality

School stress and academic pressure

Sleep problems

Smoking (tobacco or cannabis)

Social anxiety

Stress

Substance misuse

Suicidal thoughts

Trauma/Post-traumatic Stress Disorder