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Small Steps Counselling Service

Gloucestershire

Let me begin by telling you a story … Back in 1993, a lady was put into a situation where she feared for her personal safety. She was actually very safe, in the house where she lived - but a situation led to her feeling very unsafe. This feeling took the lady to a place that ultimately opened up a huge can of worms …. and subsequently into therapy. The first therapist she saw was unhelpful in her approach and so the lady decided, she didn't need therapy. But within a couple of months, that can of worms started wiggling and she sought help with a different therapist. What followed was 18 months of therapy …. the lady was of course me, and so my journey into the world of therapy began. I know how difficult it is to make that first contact with a therapist, how scary it can seem to make the call but how much better it will be once you have found that courage to take the first small step. Seeing a counsellor is a tough choice - and as the client, it's important it feels right for you. That's why I offer a free 30 minute consultation. At the consultation, you will have the opportunity to meet with me and to work out if we are a good match for each other. In the main, I work with clients who have anxiety and/or depression or who just know that something is not quite right but they are not sure what. If this is you, please feel free to book in for your free consultation - no pressure from me to book a paid appointment because only you will know if it is the right thing to do for you

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What do you love most about your job?

When clients leave sessions with a sense of control and empowerment, I know I have done my job. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client grow in confidence, self belief and strength. This is what I love about my job

What inspired you to start your own business?

Having suffered with severe anxiety myself, I am aware how challenging life can seem when things aren't going the way we want them to. And the "helpful" comments from friends and family doesn't always help.
I started my business because I wanted to provide a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental place for people to come to and explore their concerns.

Why should our clients choose you?

All I would ask is that clients come to 1 appointment with me to see if we can work together. I will never ask you to make a second appointment during the initial session as I believe you should be given the time to reflect and make the decision by yourself away from the therapy room without pressure.
My reason for doing this - the first counselling session I ever had was horrible and I didn't like the counsellor. However, feeling vulnerable as I was, I felt obliged to rebook when asked to and had a couple of sessions with her before avoiding counselling for the next 2 years! I believe in working at the client's pace and the client's wants and needs.

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Your expert Counsellor will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to advise on what is most suitable. Use Bark to get free quotes and schedule an appointment today.

At your appointment, you will be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained Counsellor who will listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems. However, they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do. The Counsellor might sum up what they understand you have been saying so that they can help you to form a plan of action.

Counselling can take place in a number of ways. These include:

  • Face to face session

  • Group session

  • Phone session

  • Email session

  • Online through live chat services or video conferencing software

You may be offered a single session of Counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your Counsellor.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local Counsellors listed will give you a reliable and efficient service to help you feel better.

You could look for Counsellors that are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which means that they have met the PSA’s required professional standards to practise.

Before you choose a Counsellor, you could read testimonials and read details of the issues they can help with on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and check out reviews from past customers too.

Counselling can help with many issues. These include the following:

  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders.

  • Physical health conditions such as infertility.

  • Difficult life events such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress.

  • Dealing with difficult emotions such as low self-esteem or anger.

  • Sexual identity issues.

  • Divorce.

  • Redundancy and work issues.

  • Phobias and fears.

Absolutely! Many Counsellors provide their services remotely via an online video call or the telephone. Not only is it more convenient, but it's also the preferable option for many people who would feel more comfortable holding the session from the comfort of their own home.

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