Average time to start working with clients is just 3 Days
"I have been to see a counsellor before and I didn't find them nearly as insightful, understanding, and thought-provoking as Ian. He helped me to reflect on my problems and asked me questions that really made me think. I have taken away so much for our sessions and I am so grateful for the help he has given me and my relationship. Thank you, Ian :)"
"Ian is a highly-skilled, empathic, non-judgemental, warm therapist who has helped so many people to re-find their true selves."
Contact: 07379 538411
Monday ~ Sunday
9:00 AM ~ 9:00 PM
What is Counselling?
Hitting a crisis point in your life can be scary. Counselling provides a space in which you can explore the issues that are affecting you, whatever they may be.
We support both individuals or couples depending on your needs.
What can Counselling help with?
You might come to see a counsellor for a variety of reasons. You may be facing a life-changing event that has created shock or grief. Alternatively, you may be experiencing feelings of depression, low self-esteem, anger, panic or anxiety, without fully understanding why.
There may be events from your past that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like. Or the situation you are looking for support with may be firmly in your present moment.
Equally, you may be experiencing a lack of direction, feelings of boredom or of being trapped. A significant relationship may be proving difficult for you to manage healthily. You may be aware of self-destructive patterns occurring in your life which are causing you or those around you pain.
Hope Therapy has a whole team of counsellors to call upon, who work either with you individually or with you and your partner (couples counselling). So we can identify the counsellor, with the very best experience, depending on what you are looking for support with.
How Counselling is delivered
Counselling can be offered in individual sessions with a counsellor or with a partner in form of couples counselling, depending on what you are looking for support with.
What to expect during your Counselling sessions
Once you have taken the brave step to contact a counsellor, it is not unusual to feel nervous. Initially, it can be difficult to talk about the issues that have brought you to the therapy room. You may experience fear of being judged or criticised. Perhaps you have never felt that anyone has really listened to you or understood you, let alone accepted you.
Your counsellor aims to create an environment that acts as a safe space for you to talk. There is no ‘right or wrong' and no judgments are made. They will listen to you and guide you to explore the issues which are impacting your life. Together, they will help you identify where you can make changes. Your counsellor will also help you learn to accept the things which you cannot change.