Self Referral

Self-referrals

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding counselling. It is often viewed as a place that people go when they feel they are losing their mind or have suffered a life changing event such as death or trauma. Counselling is able to support in these situations, and is also about providing a safe space for a person to go when they have a lot going on in their minds/lives and need some time to make sense of it. We all face tough situations every day and normally we manage just fine, however there are times when life can get too much and our mind and body tell us that they are struggling to understand and can’t quite process what has happened. This is where counselling can help, as you have a space, where you can sit uninterrupted to try to make sense of your world, and the therapist is there to provide support, not answers (although when a counsellor and a client work together, answers are often found).

Signs that you may benefit from therapy:

  • Losing enjoyment in activities that you normally like to do
  • An unexpected life event or trauma which you may be struggling to come to terms with
  • Using food, alcohol or drugs to cope with life
  • Not feeling like yourself- this could be sleeping too much or too little, feeling stressed, withdrawing from friends, family and your normal life
  • Feeling anxious or feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • You feel stuck
  • Relationships feel difficult for you

Key Principles

CounsellingWorx is founded upon these key principles.

Relationship

The counselling relationship needs to be built on trust. Trust is fundamental from the client and therapist’s perspective. The client needs to feel comfortable in order to be open and honest about their thoughts/situation and the therapist needs to trust that through the client/therapist’s work together, effective long lasting change for the client can be found.

Space Sharing

The counselling room/environment is shared by both the client and the therapist. CounsellingWorx offers the client warmth, empathy, honesty and acceptance, believing that by offering these qualities within the counselling room, the counselling process will begin. We also recognise that sometimes people are more comfortable in their own surroundings so our therapists will come to you in person, over the phone, or via the internet, if this is something that you feel will help you engage in counselling.

Person Centred

CounsellingWorx offers client-centred therapy which means that through the counselling process, the client will learn to trust their own decision making processes, become more open to new experiences and learn strategies which the client can continue to use long after therapy has finished.

Areas of therapy, we are able to offer support in:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Eating
  • Fertility
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBT
  • Marriage
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Relationship
  • Self-Development
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work and career

Abby really helped our whole family to understand what the issues were and then helped us to work through them – the impacts have been very real.

I have walked away from previous counsellors and sessions feeling like I was wasting my money, Abby was different, she was calm, relaxed, courteous and non-judgmental. I feel that she understood how I was feeling and I always walked away feeling that our sessions had been productive

I have had the best experience working with CounsellingWorx on my anxiety. They have helped me to grow to be much more confident with dealing with it head on. I have received all the support I needed. 

Abby really helped me to figure out and have an understanding of what I needed out of life, how to live and not just exist

Absolutely incredible support. Explains important concepts and counselling tools in order to ground your counselling, and creates a solid foundation to build upon. Listens carefully and bridges the gaps, and helps you navigate your way through the various conflicts and issues.

The patience and guidance I received changed my life and gave me clarity, when I thought it might be impossible to achieve. I immediately felt at ease and comfortable, which made all the difference for me. Would definitely recommend.  

CounsellingWorx are able to offer

Face to face therapy either in your home or a comfortable space

Face to face counselling in a neutral space

Telephone counselling

Online counselling over video

Personal Therapy

£40 /hour

  • If you are enquiring about therapy for student counsellors, please ask about our discount. Block payment for 6 sessions is available. Price, £40/hour.

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If you have any questions or you would just like to have a chat and see how we may be able to support you or your organisation, then we would love to hear from you.

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