What is Counselling

Counselling allows you to express the concerns that you feel are impacting upon you. Counselling offers the opportunity to communicate, reflect, think and consider on those areas of your life and experiences where support would be beneficial. It is entirely up to you as to what you would like to discuss, reflect upon and consider during the course of your counselling journey. As the central focus of the counselling process, what you say is valued, respected and most importantly, heard.

There are many positives to coming to Counselling, in using that space and time. In experiencing Counselling, you may experience the following changes.

  • Changing the way that you see yourself
  • Changing the way that you think and feel
  • Changing the way that you act

Counselling is a journey; it is you that is the driving seat as it unfolds. Red Maple Counselling offers you a safe space and dedicated time for you to be heard and supported. You are at the centre of the process throughout.

The Person-Centred approach

Counselling comes in many shapes and sizes. Red Maple Counselling offers a Person-Centred form of Counselling. You as the client are the primary focus at all times. Red Maple Counselling offers a service that is empathetic and individual to your journey and your uniqueness. Your autonomy and free-will is respected at all times. What you say, what you feel is valued and respected throughout the course of the sessions. It is also entirely up to you as to how long you use the service for. All clients are however, initially offered eight sessions. You may wish to get in touch, arrange an appointment to assess whether Red Maple Counselling is the right fit for you and ask any questions that you might have.

What to talk about?

Red Maple Counselling offers you a safe, empathetic, non-judgemental space to explore, overcome and better understand the challenges and concerns that you may be experiencing.

Many different concerns might be addressed in counselling. There may not always be one single area of focus. As such, it’s your choice as the client as to what you wish to bring to the session.

Below are some of the areas that you may wish to discuss, but this is not limited.

  • Relationships
  • Substance misuse
  • Life events
  • Family conflict
  • Culture and identity
  • Trauma
  • Survivors: Domestic violence and sexual abuse
  • Depression, low mood and anxiety
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Stress
  • Parenting issues
  • Loss

Safety and confidentiality

In accordance to the BACP’s Ethical Framework, Red Maple Counselling is committed to ethical practice. Counselling sessions are a safe opportunity to share the concerns that you might be experiencing. There is confidentiality in sessions. However, there are specific safeguarding exceptions to to confidentiality. You can find further details about these on the Privacy Page.