Kathy Stelfox Counselling
Registered MBACP Counsellor of
individuals and couples based in Newbury, Berkshire.
"Does online counselling work?"
In my opinion, there is no disadvantage with online counselling. I have received excellent feedback from clients who prefer the convenience of online sessions.
However, if safety or privacy is a problem, I would recommend F2F over online sessions.
A warm welcome to my site
So, what makes me different from any other counsellor you might ask yourself? In honesty, I do not think I am different; most people who choose this profession do so because they want to 'rescue' — the old cliché of "wanting to help others" springs to mind. In my case, it was a journey of personal experiences that brought me to this career, and the desire to get underneath my problems and bad choices. My thinking was, if I can understand what makes me feel like this, it will allow me to stop existing and enjoy living and help to provide me with the ability to give genuine empathy when sitting with clients.
My mission of self-discovery brought me to the world of counselling. I believe it to be a privilege to be accepted into a stranger's world. To hear their problems and offer guidance in a secure place for them to explore and confront deep-rooted behavioural patterns that can hold us back – believe me, it is not always easy to tackle your demons. However, the journey can be powerful and inspiring toward changing negative thoughts into positive thinking and looking forward to achieving your goals.
When you struggle to make sense of how you feel, it becomes increasingly difficult to express yourself, in your relationship, or to friends. It can become overwhelming, and the confusion can prevent you from everyday functioning. It is true to say, I have been there, done that and read loads of self-help books. But nothing worked in the same way as openly talking to someone who ultimately 'gets me' and has the tools and theory to help, support and who can walk alongside in times of need.
So, how do you know it is working? When you start to feel more capable of making decisions with a sense of control of your future, then you are well on the way!
If this is where you want to get to, and you are fed-up trying to make sense of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or continuously making bad choices, help and support from counselling is right here. You do not have to struggle on your own anymore.
Contact Kathy in complete confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07730896759 for a an assessment.
"The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less." - Socrates
Areas of specialism:-
Depression and Anxiety
Personality Disorders using CBT
Couple & individual counselling
Divorce and Separation Issues
Solution Focused Therapy
Searching for Hope
Achieving and sustaining goals
Looking ahead and New Beginnings
An excerpt from the Self-Care Wheel
Learn who you are
Figure out what you want in life
Plan short and long-term goals
Make a vision board
Go on dates
Get a coffee with a friend
Get out of debt
Write a poem or a book
Spend time with your family
Learn to play a musical instrument
Created by Olga Phoenix - Healing for Social Change (2013)