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ABOUT counselling

What can I expect from counselling?

Counselling provides an opportunity for you to explore the issues and challenges that can arise in your day-to-day life; 
and to identify factors that impact on the decisions you make. Counselling enables you to talk about your personal difficulties in a confidential, non judgmental, safe and supportive environment; where you will be truly heard.  

Working together, going at your pace, we'll try to develop insight, understanding and awareness of the issues you bring to counselling; aiming to achieve positive outcomes that are right for you. At the outset, it's important to think about your goals for therapy and what you would like to achieve. This helps us both to identify and focus on where you are at the moment and finding the place where you would like to be.

Get in touch for a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss what's troubling you and I'll let you know how I can help.

IN CRISIS

Stuart Thomas Counselling is not a crisis service*

In Emergency or Crisis situations where you are at risk of harming yourself or being harmed by others, such as physically, sexually, held against your will or seriously neglected, you can contact any of the following services for help:

  • Samaritans: 116 123 (from any phone)

  • Childline: 0800 111

  • Papyrus: 0800 068 4141 (support for the prevention of youth suicide)

  • Police: 999 or 111

  • Social Services: 100 (ask to be connected to the nearest duty social worker)

* If you have seriously hurt yourself or feel that you are at risk of suicide,
call: 999 for an ambulance to take you to A&E