"There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way" - Andre Agassi
Your counselling session might be a pure talking therapy, where you use this private, confidential space to explore what has happened/is happening. This might include talking about life events (past, present, future), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
Or we may use more creative interventions to help you express yourself. It can also be a space where we look at coping strategies, relaxation techniques or general tools to help you feel more in control of yourself and your life.
Many people find it difficult to talk about what they have endured in life, talking therapy doesn't always mean that you have to find words to explore or express yourself. I have lots of resources in my therapy room (many of which can be transferred online) to support you to 'say' what you want to - without words.
I have worked with people who use communication aids to 'talk' and share and I will try very hard to make my therapy space and myself accessible as respectfully and openly as I can.
Click here to find out more about counselling specific to children and young people.