We work in a non-discrimatory way and do not judge any behaviours, feelings, personal choices and experiences. You are free to share and explore anything that is on your mind.
The relationship between counsellor and client is hugely important to us and we see this as one of the most important factors in the effectiveness of therapy. Because of this, we offer a wide range of services which we tailor to your needs.
Individual counselling allows you the opportunity to share and explore your thoughts and feelings about your personal experiences. This could involve a variety of things such as feelings you have about yourself, your relationships with others, your beliefs or your responses to particular situations. We have a wealth of experience in working with people on a one to one basis and have been trained to work with a wide range of personal issues.
There are no limits to the kinds of concerns that can be addressed in therapy and this is done in a completely non-judgmental and confidential way. We are very approachable and have experience of working with clients from many different backgrounds and with a variety of different issues.
Relationships play an essential role in our lives and can bring many rewards and benefits. However, we understand that sometimes relationships can face difficulties that can feel difficult and painful to resolve.
Couples counselling, also known as relationship therapy provides an opportunity for people to discuss their issues openly and honestly and in a way that can help them find a solution to the difficulties within their relationship.
If you decide that couples counselling may be for you, it is important that you are aware that the therapist will not take sides. They are there to ensure that each person within that relationship is given a chance to communicate their feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment, offering an opportunity for clarity and understanding in way that ensures both parties feel valued, heard and understood.
How can Couples Counselling help us?
Couples come to us for a number of different reasons. For instance:
A relationship may be coming to an end and the couple would like to end on good term
A relationship may be coming to an end but the couple would like to try and work things out
A relationship may be experiencing sexual or intimacy issues
A relationship may be experiencing conflict or disagreement
We understand that every couple is different and often communication can be difficult painful and sometimes seem impossible. Couples counselling can help you and your partner understand each other better in a way that can help you both move forward.
All types of couples are welcome into our practice, these might include siblings, a parent and child, husband and wife, partners and friends.
Monday - Friday: 7am until 9pm
Saturday: 10am until 5pm
"I am so busy all week, seeing my therapist gives me an opportunity to relax and talk without feeling judged".
"I had counselling before on the NHS but, seeing a counsellor at Greenstone made me feel listened to".
"My counsellor is my life line. I don't know what I would do without her".
Online or Skype Counselling
We understand that the way we communicate has changed and whilst face to face counselling is the preferred way of providing therapy, we understand that this is not always achievable.
Online technology such as Skpye makes it possible for everyone to access our service. We are happy to be able to provide counselling to clients living across the UK and around the world.
Online counselling can benefit people who are unable to leave their homes or who want to access therapy in the UK whilst living or working in another country. Some clients like to receive counselling in the comfort of their own homes or in their workplace. Skpye has given us the opportunity to offer counselling wherever you are.
How does online counselling work?
Similarly to face to face therapy, online counselling lasts one hour and usually takes place at the same time and on the same day of each week. We will give you our skype username and ask you for yours and contact you using these details at a mutually agreed time. Your therapist will conduct your session in a private room ensuring confidentiality is maintained throughout, allowing you the opportunity to explore anything that is troubling you in a safe and confidential way. Payment for online counselling must be made via bank transfer on the day for your appointment.
Short-term counselling is an option if you have a specific issue you are having trouble with. This kind of counselling usually consists of 8 sessions allowing for an hour per session. Some people start short-term counselling but often decide that they wish to continue and go on to long-term therapy and this is a personal choice for the client. This can be decided at a review which usually takes place at the sixth session but can be negotiated between you and your therapist.
On your first appointment you will explore with your counsellor the issue which is currently troubling you and identify specific goals that you may have in resolving the issue identified.
Short-term therapy can help with situational problems such stress management, anxiety problems, conflicts at college/work, communication problems, relationship and self-confidence issues as well as helping you deal with difficult changes in your life.
Long-term counselling tends to deal with personal issues that are more deep seated. Often, these issues have been present for a long time and can involve childhood experiences and/or more recent past experiences. Long-term therapy encourages exploration of the issues raised, helping raise awareness and understanding of current patterns of behaviour and relationship issues. This can lead to change, self growth and a better sense of control and wellbeing.