Life can be tough and throw us many challenges. At times those challenges can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to talk to family and friends about your struggles. Counselling can be one of the ways to help and support you during those moments.
We believe that each client requires an individual and tailored counselling approach. I work in a warm, confidential and non-judgemental manner and by us working together I would like to help you find some understanding and meaning in your life to help you move forward. If you would like to consider counselling please contact me to talk about things further.
Once we really understand what is happening and why, then we can begin to address it. Our work will be centred around you and your personal situation, and can involve looking at issues such as time management, workload and work-life balance, through to learning deep relaxation approaches, positive and effective psychological coping techniques, developing a stress-free mind set and more.
Many issues can be caused through personal, family, relationships, lifestyle or work or environmental issues both past and present, or concerns about the future. There are also times when it is difficult to identify why or where these unhelpful or worrying feelings are coming from.
At Colourful Minds we think it is important to tailor my approach to the needs of the individual as I do not believe that one approach is appropriate for everyone. I offer a mindfulness program if required and a range of alternative health coaching, I have a holistic approach to health.
We deal with any of the issues including;
With Integrative Counselling we are able to utilize all forms of therapy as and when they are required using CBT, DBT, humanistic, psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, inner child work, experiential person centred and mindfulness.
In therapy the Counsellors role is not about telling you what to do. Only you have the right and power to take ownership of yourself, so the Counsellor is there to encourage objectivity, help you discover your own peace of mind, clarity or acceptance and when needed to support you with helping you find coping mechanisms, solutions and new ways of thinking.
Counselling can be useful to explore both past and present issues and blocks, even if it feels so confusing you are not sure where to start, its ok as you and your Counsellor will work that out together.
Life coaching is centred around helping you to move forward with your life - helping you to identify the goals that are most important for you and crucially, finding the best ways to help you to achieve them as quickly as possible. We work on finding the best ways of reaching these goals, and releasing those inner resources you need using the latest ideas from practical and applied psychology.
Coaching can look at general life challenges, such as undertaking and completing projects or other personal development, or can overlap with career or business psychology and enhance your effectiveness and career success.
Our contactable hours via phone are: Anytime, however, if unavailable please leave a message with your contact number and a convenient time to contact you.
Our working hours are subject to availability and include weekends.
We offer an initial consultation free of charge and with no obligation to explain ways in which I may be able to help you and answer any questions you may have.
Individual sessions, which last 60 minutes.
Although we do work with clients in one-off sessions, we typically find 6 sessions works most effectively which allows us to explore different techniques and makes sure you can apply them effectively. Reductions are available for multiple bookings.
However, I am also aware that money problems can also be a key cause of stress, and wouldn't want people to be prevented from tackling their stress because of finances. In cases of genuine financial hardship, special rates may be available.
I provide a professional and confidential counselling service in Leigh-on-Sea & Southend-on-Sea.
My approach creates synergy between your values and goals without ever compromising your wellbeing. True success comes from finding balance and owning your power, and I help my clients to find it, master it and go supersonic, so they can take it wherever it is they want to go.