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Steve | Person-Centred Therapautic Counsellor

Person-Centred Therapautic Counsellor - UK - Steve
Online therapy and telephone counselling
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Online therapy and telephone counselling

Hi, I’m Steve,


I’m a person-centred counsellor / therapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) offering 50 minute weekly sessions.


I am available to see clients across the UK over Zoom video/ phone sessions.


So you're considering online/ telephone counselling? Many clients embrace, and enjoy the convenience of online counselling. You don't have to worry about the time, and associated costs to attend a physical building. 

I believe and understand that online counselling requries specific training. In addition to my core training, I have undertaken over 80 hours of specialised training to work online. In addition I have experience of working with clients online, and over the phone, as well as online.

 

I offer a space where you can feel respected, and heard without judgement. Where you can feel safe, and where you can explore what’s going on for you at your own pace. As a warm, and empathic counsellor, I bring a still and calming, energy that clients, have found to be reassuring, and stabilising.

Whatever you have to bring, I hope you will feel supported, and not alone.


Whatever your reason(s) for seeking counselling, you’re more than welcome. I’m glad you’re here!

It can often be a very brave an courageous step to seek out a counsellor.

 


How can I help?

Here are a few ways you may find I can help:

 

 

1. You can open up.

Often we find when we speak to friends or family about our problems - they have their own set ideas and agendas. That might be offering advice so telling us what to do, or we might also feel judgement from them. So what we might do is bottle up those feelings, and not tell anybody which can devastatingly impact our mental health, and can even harm our physical health as well. 

However, if you see a qualified counsellor like myself, you should feel that you’re not being judged, and are able to talk about whatever you feel you need to, in a safe and supportive space. Finally, you can open up. That un-burdening can be both cathartic and useful.


I will give you the space to open up. 



2. You’re putting yourself first.

We can find in our busy lives that we don’t have time for ourselves. Counselling offers a space just for you. When you’re in the room w or working online as your counsellor- we both are setting aside other distractions, that 50 minutes is your time to use as you find useful.

Many clients appreciate just having that time to come and ‘reset’. Counselling can be a step in putting yourself first, which is really important to our emotional well-being.


I will give you my undivided attention.



3. You can be truly heard and understood.

When we speak with a counsellor we are speaking with a professional. That professional should have undergone years of training. That professional should also be committed and determined to understand exactly where you’re coming from and to help you process your thoughts and feelings. A good counsellor won’t always get everything right, but should always seek your help as the client in understanding what events mean to you. When we are truly heard and understood, that can impact how we see other people, ourselves and our experiences in a positive way.

Counselling offers an opportunity for us to feel that somebody else can deeply perceive the feelings that we are going through, which can act as a mirror to show us more clearly those thoughts and emotions. It can also be deeply moving to feel we have finally been truly heard and understood, in some cases for what feels like the first time in our lives.


As a qualified counsellor, I'm offering you an opportunity to be truly heard, respected and understood.



4. You are welcome to bring your complete selves to counselling. 

When we see a counsellor we might apologise for not having anything to say or feel embarrassed that we’re talking about the same topic. Perhaps we would love a good cry but we don’t want to burden our loved ones. A good counsellor will be able to hold that safe space in a supportive and encouraging way and make you feel this is your time. So whatever you choose to bring, in whatever way, no apology is necessary, and that might not be the case with our friends or family unfortunately. As maybe we feel we are burdening these people, or that they are losing patience with us.


I invite you to be yourself and bring all of yourself, if you want to, and are enabled to work at your own pace.

 


5. You are not going to be gossiped, about behind your back

You’re protected by confidentiality! This is a major one for me, except under very specific circumstances what you say to a counsellor remains confidential.

Yes, you might speak with your friends or family- but do you really know that they won’t talk to other friends or family members about intimate and deeply personal areas of your life? It’s very hurtful and damaging when a friend or family member says they won’t tell anybody anything but then does especially when you may already be feeling vulnerable. Imagine how mortifying that could be!

When we work together, I will help you to understand very clearly when confidentiality may be broken- and be assured that your privacy and anonymity is paramount where possible.

I hope that this can open up what you want to talk about and help you to know that you are safe.


I offer you a space where you can really talk about what you feel is important, and do that in a safe and confidential way, rather than in a damaging way.


Is it your time to be heard today?

Why not get in touch for a free 15-minute phone call to see if we would be a good fit and if you would like to work together?

 

What can I help with?

Perhaps you’re struggling with a diagnosis or symptoms of depression. Has your anxiety been through the roof since COVID? Or you may have some other issue with your mental health.  You might be struggling with family issues, or find the stress of life is getting too much. You might be struggling to work through a bereavement, or are suffering from low self-esteem or low self-confidence. 

You may feel out of sorts or that you can’t be yourself. You may feel numb or are experiencing very intense feelings such as guilt, grief from a loss, or shame. You may feel alone, overwhelmed or unheard.


There may be many other reasons why you might be contemplating counselling. 

You may feel that you need some help, and don't know where to turn?


If you do not see what you're struggling with listed under things I can help with, please get in touch. My training enables me to help a broad range of clients with many diverse issues.


Whatever has brought you here, this is a step on your personal journey, and I hope it’s a positive step towards being heard and understood, and feeling some improvement in your life.

Thanks for taking the time to view my profile, and all the best on your journey,


Steve

Online therapy

Online therapy / counselling is similar to face to face counselling.

However, in traditional face to face counselling we are in the same room.

The difference with online counselling is that you are in a private room, and I am in a separate private room, and our entire session is virtual over a computer/ tablet/ smartphone.

Many clients enjoy the convenience and ease of remote sessions.

I also offer telephone sessions, these are similar to online video sessions- but this time I will call you on the number you provide at the session time.

  • You must ensure that you are in a private room, where you're the only person in the room, and will not be disturbed or overheard for the duration of the session.
  • Your device must hold charge/ be plugged in for the duration of the session.
  • You must remain in that agreed location for the durationof the session.

For video sessions you must also ensure you have a camera/ webcam and microphone

Qualifications and registrations

  • SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Counselling Tutor's  Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (80 hrs).


in addition, I regularly undertake continual professional development. Please feel free to contact me for a full breakdown of CPD and courses attended.


Registrations

Fees

A free 15-minute phone call to see if you want to work together then

£20 for an initial assessment


£40 for video call through zoom/ telephone call.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday -
Tuesday 8 - 5
Wednesday -
Thursday 8 - 5
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -

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