Counselling is a therapy that aims to develop supportive, trusting, non-judgemental and safe environment between you and your counsellor in which you can explore yourself, issues and concerns as deeply as you wish.
The aim of counselling is not for the counsellor to tell you what to do or to give advice but to help you come to your own understanding about yourself and your life, in order that you can then make your own decisions and choices.
The surgery offers you the opportunity to have weekly, fifty minute sessions with your counsellor. In your first session you and your counsellor will discuss your needs. Usually up to eight sessions can be offered.
We operate a waiting list - if you would like your name put onto the list please contact reception.
We are planning to run a parenting group at The Surgery very soon. All parents are welcome and if you think you might be interested then please contact us. No particular skills are needed, but we recognise that you as a parent know best the kind of relationship you have with your child and will bring that unique knowledge with you.
The aim is to look at some of the challenges parents face and to explore how you can become more effective in dealing with those challenges. It is also about celebrating the relationship you have with your child. The group will explore personal strengths and encourage confidence while presenting an opportunity for discussion and support between group members.
Cate Shields & Clare Kerr