Gestalt Counsellor based in Hampshire, covering Winchester, Romsey, Eastleigh, Southampton and surrounding areas
Hello my name is Sara Lugard and I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I am a fully qualified Gestalt Counsellor based in Romsey, within easy access of Winchester, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Southampton and surrounding areas. I offer individual face-2-face, telephone or on-line counselling to adults and young people within a professional, safe and confidential setting.
I believe that human beings just want to be happy, at ease with themselves and their environment - I know I do! Yet there are times when this seems to elude us either because of or causing difficulties in our personal and professional lives. Sometimes we are able to resolve these difficulties ourselves or with the support of friends and family. However, for times when this process is not sufficient or possible, the therapeutic relationship counselling offers can be a positive and helpful experience.
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What can Counselling offer?
Counselling is not about giving you advise or telling you what to do. Counselling is about offering a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment for you to explore and work through your life issues at your own pace. My aim as a counsellor is to help raise awareness of the interaction between thoughts, emotions and behaviours and how you can get stuck in behavioural patterns from your past.
There are many reasons why you may be exploring counselling at this time. It might be that you are experiencing difficulties in your personal relationships or those in the workplace resulting in stress, anxiety, depression, low-mood or a feeling of general unease. Perhaps you have unresolved issues from your past, the effects of which persist and are still having an adverse effect on you today. Talking these issues through with a qualified counsellor can be therapeutic and helpful. Being with someone who will listen to you without judgement can be therapy in itself.
Counselling can be effective with issues such as:
Finding the right Counsellor for you
I feel that the most important aspect of counselling is the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor; it is therefore important that you find the right counsellor for you at this time and to this end I offer an initial 30 minute meeting which is non-chargeable. It is not a counselling session, rather an opportunity for us to meet and for you to gauge whether you feel comfortable working with me and that I am the right counsellor for you at this time.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to its Ethical Framework and Code of Good Practice, which may be viewed via their website www.bacp.co.uk. I am also listed on the Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk
If there is any other information you require please don't hesitate to contact me via email [email protected]