Counselling and psychotherapy offer a safe and confidential setting in which you can explore personal problems and find new perspectives and solutions. The counsellor’s role is to facilitate a healing environment which respects the client’s own values, personal resources and capacity for self-determination.

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How does it work?

Counsellors and psychotherapists are trained to listen empathically, without passing judgement, fostering a therapeutic relationship with you that is compassionate and reparative. We may ask questions and offer insightful challenges intended to raise awareness of your current situation and stimulate personal growth. Counsellors do not give advice, but instead form a collaborative relationship that supports your autonomy in making choices that may lead to a more fulfilling and contented life.

How can it help you?

People seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons, sometimes having experienced difficulties for a while. The support of family and close friends can be invaluable, however sometimes our needs fall beyond the scope of these relationships. It can take a great deal of courage to reach out for help from a professional, but the objectivity and support of a counsellor can offer a safe, healing space for you to fully explore the depths of your experience.

Verity Vinen is fully qualified, insured and DBS checked. She is a registered member of the BACP, and has experience of many issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Childhood trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Relationship issues
  • Stillbirth and miscarriage
  • Stress related health issues
  • Adolescent counselling