What we help with
You don’t need a diagnosis
Our approach is suited to helping you make more of yourself whether you are ‘well’, ‘healthy’ or, like many of us, ‘troubled’ in some way. A medical diagnosis isn’t required. We don’t use diagnostic terms or labels for people ourselves. Basically, we work with you, not your “illness”.
We help with
Here are just a few ways counselling may help you change your life for the better:
Addressing relationship troubles
Often it feels like it is not ourselves which is our biggest problem, but other people. We can help you deal with problematic situations and other people, including those who seem controlling, bullies, passive aggressive or abusive. You may then make changes to better equip yourself for relationships with others.
Moving on from past trauma/abuse
Overcoming stress, anxiety,
Whether work-related, study-related, specific trigger-related, feelings of stress or anxiety, even panic, are all too common. We can help unravel the source of such feelings, and provide support that enables you to feel less troubled by such human responses.
Getting over addiction
Addictions take many forms, from substance abuse to sexual addictions including excessive use of pornography or high numbers of casual sexual partners. These can be difficult issues for people to admit to themselves, let alone seek help for. Our non-judgmental approach is well-suited to helping if you have such issues.
Coming to terms with loss/bereavement
The loss of a dear one, end of a relationship, or sudden unpleasant change in life, can be experienced as a huge, debilitating loss. It can be difficult to imagine how one’s life can continue. We are here to help you get through such experiences.
Dealing with loneliness/depression/self-harm/suicide
Working through culture shock
We both have first-hand experience of being in a new culture, alien work or family environment (which is not always away from home). Having someone to confidentially share your feelings and worries with can provide a powerful boost. In counselling, you can explore the nature of your own cultural or personal dispositions, how they affect your life and how you can create change.
What is person-centred counselling?
This is an evidence-based, internationally recognised “style” of talking therapy founded by American psychologist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Carl Rogers (1902-1987). It’s based on the principle that each person is their own best expert, and has the capacity to make proper sense of and make their own best choices in their lives. As P-C counsellors, we are specially trained (to Masters’ degree level) to understand you, without judgement and with personal genuineness, and so provide a form of relationship in which you may experience psychological growth. We don’t just “listen and nod.” Our own genuineness and understandings will be shared with you in your sessions, but we do not “diagnose,” “advise” or “tell you what to do”. Our role is to help you to empower yourself.
Who we help
Quite simply, our service is intended for people. This said, we have built our service so it is particularly well-equipped provide counselling to private individuals, business clients, and international students/workers.
As a student in first year of university who was dealing with intense home pressures as well as anxiety around unviersity exams, keith helped me discuss my problems openly - he was someone I could turn to when I was feeling extremely alone.
He helped me discuss and explore problems in the past which I had been trying to distract myself from and helped me reflect on how to deal with them.
After the counselling sessions I felt more aware of my problems and [a] much more assured person.
I recommend keith because he has a very calm and gentle approach which allowed me to feel comfortable sharing some very personal details with him.
Having such a kind, honest and trustworthy person to speak to about everything has really helped me understand and deal with certain aspects of my life.
I now understand myself much better than before I started counselling and Kai has helped me feel much more confident about myself.
I never thought talking to someone could be so helpful
I have never been so well understood
Kai helped me find a lot of strength in myself
Her belief in me gave me great encouragement to make the right choice.
Let's Get Started
Get in touch with us and tell a little about yourself so we can discuss with you how we might help. There is no obligation on your part and we will treat your query in the same confidence as if you were already a therapy client. When you’re ready to move forward, we practice from private, professional therapy rooms in Nottingham and Loughborough and, by arrangement, at other venues across the East Midlands, by telephone, Skype and chat.