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Are You...

  • An individual looking for help?
  • A parent wanting help to support a teenager?
  • A couple trying to access relationship therapy?
  • A school/organisation looking for staff training in mental health or self-esteem groups?
  • An employer requiring staff counselling?
  • An Insurance or EAP company looking to contract a private therapist?

At Mindsense Therapy Counselling Services I offer a variety of options to cover all the above in a safe, professional and discreet environment where each person is treated as an individual. I ensure that your needs are heard, explored and met. As a director and experienced counsellor/therapist, I will carry out your assessment and arrange bespoke counselling or group delivery as part of a collaborative process. Counselling clients will receive a professional and ethical service individually tailored to your own personal requirements, whether its long-term therapy for enduring conditions or the opportunity to talk and 'offload' occasionally.

The personal counselling I provide is integrative and may include aspects of Person Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) as a part of the integrative counselling session or alternatively as a single therapeutic approach.

For a brief confidential discussion regarding our services or your specific needs please call 07786 331 696 or Email marie@mindsensetherapy.co.uk.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Recently I found myself in a similar position to that of many clients who attend for counselling - isolated and stuck. The only difference being that I was literally part way up a rock face and feeling terrified on the first day of a climbing course.  All I could think was, 'I don't want to be here, I'm afraid to look down.' However looking up at what was yet to come was overwhelming. So I stood on my ledge hugging a rock face in the hailstone and couldn’t move. When asked if I was okay the only words I could speak were 'I want to get off'.

The instructor replied 'Well you can'. The way in which those words were spoken was kind and brought about a change; there was no pressure. Instead I was given a choice and the permission to walk away.

The result was that I looked at the rock and thought 'it's just a rock, either way I have to move'. So as I do in my counselling room I took things a step at a time. I didn't look up and I didn't look down, Instead I focused on what was in front of me and started to move a little at a time. Eventually I reached the top and could breathe again.

What stayed with me from the experience was the similarities to when we are stuck with issues in our personal life. When things feel unsurmountable it can take just one voice in the darkness to say 'It's okay, I’ve got you. You don't have to do this alone'. The other similarity was allowing yourself to trust that one person with your deepest darkest feelings and occasionally your life before even starting to work with the problem. The counselling room is a safe place where clients are supported, emotionally held and helped to find their way over whichever pebble, rock or mountain that has landed in their path. This is what I strive to do for all the clients who come through my door.

Other reflections on the experience of counselling can be seen on the testimonial page of this website.


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