Welcome to Clementine
Counselling

My belief

Why Counselling?

At Clementine Counselling I believe everyone needs to feel valued, respected and supported. Through therapy it can facilitate exploration into present and past experiences, enabling greater clarity of what has shaped us and how to create positive change. 

As unique individuals we experience different situations, events or upbringings which shape and influence how we think, feel and behave. Talking to a Counsellor can help understand why sometimes you may act in ways which do not serve you well. Through counselling it can help gain awareness of unconscious behaviour to help regain more control and work to overcome issues.

About Therapy

Counselling can help people identify and overcome the causes of their negative patterns, to create lasting change in the way they experience their lives and relationships. Counselling can be a very effective way of dealing with a variety of problems, some common areas for clients to seek counselling include:

Obsessive and addictive behavours - Anger - Anxiety - Relationship difficulties - Low worth and self esteem - Attachment issues - Managing Depression - Bereavement and Loss - Panic attacks - Coming to terms with difficult past pxeriences - Suicidal thoughts, Living with illness or disability - Life events

Sessions

It is important that you find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with; therefore I offer an initial consultation which gives us an opportunity to meet in person and for you to outline what brings you to counselling. Then if we both feel that we are well suited we will agree on our working contract

Sessions cost £45

The number of sessions required varies from person to person depending on the nature and severity of the issue, therefore I am able to offer both short and long-term counselling.

Sessions usually take place weekly, I ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a session otherwise full payment will be due.

Counselling work is confidential however there are limits to the boundaries of confidentiality, such as harm to oneself or others.

Take time to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have before making a commitment. Take time to discuss the practicalities of the therapy/counselling by looking at times, cancellations, fees, confidentiality and rules that both therapist and client must abide by.

You might want to consider using the first few sessions to get a feel for what counselling and therapy involves and how it may help you.

You will have time to talk about presenting issues/difficulties, explore your goals in relation to your therapy and discuss areas to be worked on in future sessions.

COVID-19 guidelines

As the Government guidelines are still allowing face-to-face work, I am still able to offer sessions in my room. However, please be aware that if the guidelines change at all, we will need to re-consider how we continue our work together. For now, please read the guidelines below outlining what will be expected of both of us. 

•Please arrive on time for your session – if you arrive early please don’t buzz until your appointment time. This is to ensure that there is no cross-over of clients and gives me time to do some cleaning between clients. 

•The furniture in the room has been rearranged so there is now 2 metres distance between counsellor and client. 

•Please sanitise your hands once you arrive. If you would like to wear a face mask they are available in the room – I will not be wearing a face mask. 

•If you develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms or if you feel unwell please do not attend the session.  I will of course do the same and will let you know in advance if I can’t attend a session. 

•If anyone in your household, or anyone you have come in contact with, develops COVID-19 please let me know – I will of course do the same. 

•Please bring your own water. 

If you would like more information on the official guidelines here is the link to the BACP website: https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/coronavirus/faqs-about-coronavirus/