I am a qualified Integrative counsellor, based in Littlehampton and Worthing, offering a confidential, caring and safe environment in which to talk.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including;-
Self-harm Sexual Abuse
Trauma and dissociative disorders
Periods of change
Taking the first step to see a counsellor can be a daunting task .There are many to choose from and it is important to choose one that is right for you .
The initial meeting :-
Every counsellor brings their own way of working to the therapeutic relationship, so it is important to use the initial assessment to see if their way of working feels right for you . The key to a successful outcome is in creating a genuine and authentic relationship, where you feel free to explore difficult and painful experiences and emotions .
You may experience anxious and nervous feelings even at the thought of seeing a counsellor . This is perfectly normal . The initial consultation will enable you experience the environment and raise any concerns that are troubling you . Don’t be afraid to ask questions . Remember that this is a two way experience.
You might decide to see 2 or 3 counsellors before making up your mind. You are making an important decision and you will need to feel that you have chosen a space that feels safe and comfortable .
There is no greater feeling , than the delight felt , in being totally ok to be oneselfCaroline Neilson