Counselling in Carterton, Witney and West Oxfordshire

What is counselling?

For many people there comes a time in their lives when they feel the need to talk about issues and events which appear to be compromising their quality of life and therefore causing a degree of chaos, confusion or challenge.

Sometimes the need for counselling arises out of a growing realisation that after a long period of time – maybe involving personal conflict and struggle – it is now appropriate to seek help.

At other times a sudden unexpected event may challenge the equilibrium of daily living and extra support is needed. Confidential counselling offers the opportunity to explore life issues in a safe, secure setting and with an appropriately qualified counsellor. It affords the client (s) a professional, client centred service which is bound by nationally recognised and accepted legal and ethical principles. Counselling can be described as a process where one person enables another to share his/her personal life events in a safe, respectful relationship.

The task of counselling is to give the client the opportunity to explore and understand his / her life as well as to discover choices in moving forward to a different and possibly better place in life – a “new normal”.

This can take from 2 or 3 appointments to months or years of therapy sessions.

Sessions last up to an hour and are payable directly into a bank account at the time of each session.

If a client has financial constraints, it may be possible to offer a reduced hourly rate.