Counselling - what I offer you

I am a counsellor in Farnham, Surrey.  I offer understanding, warmth and the opportunity for you to talk about your concerns in a safe, confidential environment.  I won’t judge you or criticise you or tell you what you should do.   I respect that your experience of life is unique to you.  I will work with you to explore the thoughts, feelings and situations that are affecting your emotional wellbeing and having a negative impact on your daily life and help to bring you clarity and understanding.

What is counselling and how can it help?

Counselling is a type of ‘talking therapy’, which helps people feel less alone with their difficulties.  The counsellor’s role is to listen, to be non-judgemental and to offer understanding and support.   As your counsellor, I will help you explore the challenges you are experiencing in your life and help you move towards a better understanding.  As a result you will be empowered to make the changes you need to make to help you move forward.  You may be looking for help with a specific issue or simply feel the need for some emotional support while you are finding your way through a difficult time.

Making the choice to have counselling can be a difficult one.  Many people seek counselling when they need help making the changes that they need to make in their lives or because they want to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth than they can with a friend or family member.  If you are new to counselling or have questions about it, please contact me with your questions or concerns.

Reasons to come to counselling

Some of the reasons you could find counselling useful are:

  • Feeling stressed
  • Feeling depressed or anxious
  • Struggling to come to terms with the death of a loved one
  • Living with illness
  • Experiencing a relationship breakdown
  • Experiencing relationship problems in your family
  • You have lost your job
  • Struggling to adapt to retirement
  • Going through major life changes
  • If you are being bullied
  • Feeling lonely
  • You feel you are lacking in confidence
  • Finding life difficult
  • Struggling with LGBT anxieties

Session information

I offer short-term (6-8 weeks) or long-term counselling according to the needs of my client.

  • I work with adults and young people (16+)
  • Sessions can be face to face, online or by phone
  • Sessions are 1:1
  • Address: Farnham, Fleet
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Fee: £45
  • Cancellation policy – no later than 24 hours in advance of session
  • £30 introductory session.

In our introductory session we will discuss the issues affecting you and your reasons for seeking counselling and I will explain the way that I work.  You may have questions that will help you to decide whether counselling is right for you and help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you. We can then discuss what we feel is the best way forward.

After your introductory session I offer my clients the opportunity to meet me online or by phone. This can be for all of your sessions or just for the sessions when it is more convenient for you to meet me this way. If you are interested in working this way, we can talk about it in our initial consultation.

About me

Debbie Black BA (Hons), Dip. Couns

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Roehampton
  • Dip. Couns (CPCAB) University Centre, Farnborough
  • Registered member of BACP

I began my career recruiting graduates for an International Professional Services company.  From there I moved into the Cultural Training business, where I learned a huge amount about the importance of recognising and understanding the difference that our culture has on our behaviour.

In my counselling practice, I work with the knowledge that each individual person is unique and seek to build a relationship with my clients in order to help me understand their individual life experience.  I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and I tailor my counselling to the needs of my clients.

Stepping Stones fading into distance.  Words describing conditions which counselling can help with.
Stepping Stones fading into distance.  Words describing conditions which counselling can help with.