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About me and my therapy practice
I work with a person-centred, humanistic, integrative approach to counselling, which holds to certain basic principles and assumptions:
First, you, the client, are the expert on you and your problem and my first job is to seek to understand.
Second, that your aims for the counselling are the priority. Different clients want different things from counselling, and at the heart of my practice is the desire to help you to realise, articulate and achieve your goals.
Thirdly, there are many different ways of helping you achieve what you want, and we will work together to figure out which interventions you prefer and are going to work best for you.
Looking-Glass Counselling is my private practice, established February 2014. Up on the Great Orme, overlooking Llandudno, away from the stresses and hassles of everyday life, I have a large, comfortable therapy room, a safe, private, calm and relaxed space, a sanctuary, where I'll work with you to understand what's really bothering you and what you can do about it. By the end of your FREE 30 minute Introduction Session, you'll be able to make an informed choice whether and how you want to take things forward.
My first session
I offer a FREE 30 minute Introduction Session, which is a chance for you to talk with me, find out more about the counselling and see whether you think I'm someone you'll feel comfortable talking to. This session (and further sessions) can be taken in person, online or over the phone.
If you're feeling aprehensive about talking to a counsellor, or you're not sure if counselling is for you, then I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to "dip your toe in" and see how it feels!
I'll do my best to answer any questions you might have and we'll talk briefly about your reasons for seeking counselling, your expectations for the counselling and what you want to achieve.
There's absolutely no pressure on you to make any decision during this session about whether or not to move forward with the counselling, or any obligation on you to take things any further if you don't want to.
Alternatively, you might choose the option of counselling via email. The advantages of this are that you don't have to commit to a particular time to talk - you can write your email over a number of days, if you wish (max 1500 words), which gives you the chance to reflect on what you want to talk about and how best to put it into words. You'll receive my therapeutic response within 72 hours.
Please visit my website for more information.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Eclectic, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Email therapy, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited