What is Counselling?
How does Counselling Work?
I like to build a trusting relationship and learn how other people see the world in order to more fully understand their issues. Being congruent in a warm and calm way has helped clients to put their trust in me.
Having a connection with the client determines how successful treatment is likely to be.
Helping to clarify and reflect on issues in a non-judgemental way enables clients to overcome blockages and express themselves in a beneficial manner.. Finding words for feelings, some of which may have been stored up for many years, and saying them out loud in a safe and confidential setting can be a powerful and relieving experience.
How Do I Know If I Need Counselling?
Only you can decide if you think you would like to try counselling. Sometimes problems can seem insurmountable and having someone outside of friends and family to talk to can be a huge relief. Feeling strong emotions such as anger, guilt, fear, doubt, frustration or sadness can be an indication of possible deeper issues or behaviours and you may feel ready to explore them and consider ways of moving forward in a positive way
How Long Does Each Session Last?
An initial chat on the telephone is helpfull, thereafter sessions are 50 minutes long and we will agree at the first session how many sessions we may have.
How regularly will I see my Counsellor and for What Period of Time?
Sessions are usually arranged weekly. The therapies I use are finely tuned to suit each client. Depending on the type of therapy required you may want short-term counselling ( 6 sessions) or you may wish to explore deeper issues and longer term counselling may be appropriate for this
Am I registered with a Professional Body?
I am registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I have to follow their professional guidelines.
I have professional Indemnity Insurance as part of this membership.
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Yvonne was wonderful, from the first 3 hour breakthrough session we had to the weekly sessions that followed, she was professional, knowledgeable and personable. She was able to help me identify the root cause of my bulimia, and after working out the cycle I was finally, after 13 years, able to break it. We discovered my issues were never truly with the food but that it was instead a coping mechanism for many other things, which we sorted through together at my pace. Yvonne was never judgemental, she listened with an open mind and was able to offer scientific reasoning to follow up her points, which I found extremely helpful to enable me to understand how and why human brains react in different ways to different situations. It is now months later and I am still happily on the right track, which is something I did not ever see as a possibility before I spoke with Yvonne. I would highly recommend Yvonne's counselling for others suffering with eating issues, her help was invaluable and I would not be living the life I am now without her.
Yvonne's warm and caring approach made me look forward to each session and I knew this was a person I could trust completely. Yvonne's work was so good, that I was able to complete my course of six sessions, with a new outlook on my problem, and I take away with me a much more confident and positive person. I wholeheartedly recommend Yvonne to anyone who is trying to take the brave step to confront their issues. Thank you Yvonne. S. - Bury St Edmunds
I would strongly recommend Yvonne to anyone who is going through a difficult time. I have struggled with anxiety and low self esteem. Yvonne is a great listener and a very warm person. It was so helpful to be able to talk to someone and not feel judged. Yvonne also taught me different coping mechanisms. I have to say that I have learned a lot about myself and feel so much stronger and positive after completing 5 sessions. K. - Westley
We were very lucky to find you, as our daughter responded very well to you and respected your great knowledge, experience and warmth. We can't thank you enough. Mr and Mrs B - Great Barton
For the first time in over thirty years, I no longer feel guilty about eating. I can make considered choices about what to eat and when to eat it. Food is not the first thing I think about when I wake nor the last thing I think about at night. I now plan what I eat and am not paralysed by indecision. I know I have a long way to go with regards to my weight loss but am confident that this time I can make some changes. Yvonne has given me the confidence to deal with my disordered eating. C. - Fornham All Saints
Yvonne's warm and caring approach made me look forward to each session and I knew this was a person I could trust completely. Ms S. - Bury St Edmunds
I would strongly recommend Yvonne to anyone who is going through a difficult time. Mr K. - Westley
Our daughter responded very well to you and respected your great knowledge, experience and warmth. Mrs B - Great Barton
For the first time in over thirty years, I no longer feel guilty about eating. Mrs. C. - Fornham All Saints