HOW COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY CAN HELP

As part and parcel of human existence, there are times in each of our lives when we need emotional support, and this can happen at any age. For example, when we experience a major change or loss, or when there is a dilemma to face or an ongoing situation to cope with, we can experience strong negative emotions that affect the way we view ourselves, our lives and the world in general.

It is fair to say that most of us do not take the time to really reflect on how we are feeling. Instead, in an attempt to carry on as normal, we aim to push the feelings down or aside, instead of airing and processing them. It is then that the negative feelings build up and force their way out in unhealthy ways, affecting us and the people closest to us.

The good news is that as human beings, we are designed to feel emotions so that we know when something is good or bad for us. When we are feeling good we know we are on the right track, and when we are feeling bad we know that something is not quite right and needs to change. So our emotions can be used as a guidance tool or gauge to tell us when it is necessary to make small or large adjustments in our lives. In this way, we can take back some control by seeking help and taking the necessary steps to make positive changes.

Talking to family or friends about what is bothering or worrying us can be helpful, but sometimes it is more beneficial to speak to a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained to help. This is true even if you don’t identify as having a mental health condition, because talking to someone objective about your worries can also help you cope with regular everyday stresses.

At Time to Heal we will provide you with a listening ear, empathy, freedom and a variety of therapeutic techniques to enable you to explore your worries. Within our safe and non-judgemental environment, you can learn to process negative or overwhelming feelings and see things from a new perspective. We will help you to develop your resilience and practice ways to deal with challenging emotions and situations that may arise in the future.

SESSIONS AND PRICING

For in-person sessions, you will be welcomed into a comfortable therapy room, where you can relax, ask any questions you need to, and speak freely and confidentially about whatever is bothering you, without fear of judgement.

At the Initial Session, whether online or in person, I will usually complete an assessment form with you, which gives me a little more detail about your circumstances and the relevant issues to discuss. Additionally, I use a unique questionnaire that will help to pinpoint which areas of your life are having a negative impact on your wellbeing and happiness.

At the Romford location, clients can have access to a range of art materials, a sandtray and symbols, among other resources, to aid therapeutic process and self expression. Alongside discussion, clients can also engage in interactive creative activities such as drawing, painting and clay-modelling.

  • Initial assessment sessions last for up to 60 minutes.
  • Face-to-face and telephone or Zoom counselling sessions last for 50 minutes each, and can take place on a weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc basis, to suit your needs.
£65/hr

Individuals

£75/hr

Couples

£55/hr

Concessions

£45/hr

Clinical Supervision for Individuals

£22-£25/hr

Clinical Supervision for Pairs or Small Groups

A 5% discount off the Individual session price is available for block bookings of 6 sessions or more.

Payment must be made at least 2 days prior to the commencement of the session, to reserve the time and date you have requested and secure your booking.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the commencement of the session, in order to receive a refund.

LOCATION

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2QE
(Waterhouse Business Centre. Close to the town centre. Free parking is available.)

CONTACT

The journey to where you want to be, might be a short one, or it might be a long one. But every journey begins with a single step. So, if you want to begin to feel better, take that first step- get in touch and receive support and empowerment on your road to personal contentment. Remember; you have the power to decide how you want to experience your life.