Counselling

As a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist with much training and experience, I realise how important and difficult it is to choose and approach the right counsellor; and how daunting it can be to take that first step. Therefore, I offer a 30 minute initial meeting/assessment to help you decide if counselling is the way forward for you; and you are guaranteed an appointment within 5 working days of initial contact.

You may not know what counselling entails so I shall attempt to enlighten you.  

I trained in the Person Centred modality but along the way, my training and experience has taught me that other approaches to counselling are equally as valuable and I therefore consider myself to be an Integrative Counsellor which means that I use (with your agreement) techniques from other approaches to counselling if I feel they will help you.

The counselling relationship between counsellor and client is an equal one.  Counselling is a talking therapy designed to help you explore the issues that are troubling you.  You can use this space to share and discuss only those issues you wish to discuss.  You will never be asked to talk about things you do not want to talk about.  You will always be in the ‘driving seat’.  I will use the skills and ‘tools’ at my disposal, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques if appropriate, to help you unravel your distressing and often confusing thoughts which can help to reduce the emotional pain you are suffering; and therefore enable you to make your own choices and decisions about the best way forward for you.   

I provide confidential space in comfortable, friendly and non-judgmental environments at both locations:  North Shields and Newcastle.

Some of the distressing problems which can be helped by counselling are:

You don’t need to suffer in silence

Please contact me either by email at:    lesley.purvis@outlook.com

 

or Telephone: 0191 259 5886 / 07540 579151