Kat J

What is counselling?

Counselling is an intense focus or short-term consideration of immediate problems. Counselling can support someone in crisis who has left them unable to function in everyday life. I am a counsellor who uses mindfulness. I can set aside time with you to help you deal with what is happening in your life. I try and give you another viewpoint on what has been happening.

Counselling in a crisis

Counselling is like Psychotherapy. Short-term focused work is more appropriate for trying to help manage a crisis. I may offer advice to someone in a crisis. I try to empower a client to find their own solution to the situation.

Why would you seek counselling?

Death of a close relative. A relationship breakup. Debt management. Bullying in the workplace. These issues need advice. Guidance is more appropriate than looking at patterns of behaviour. Advising clients can help them to re-organise their lives. To cope with the everyday. Counselling is short term support to help the client get back to a sense of having some control of their lives.

What do you normally get from counselling?

The activities are solution-focused. They concentrate on developing coping strategies. I help identify what to do. Give priorities to activities, and produce lists of critical activities. Counselling can include referring clients to specialist agencies. Where more appropriate short term work may be helpful.
The number of counselling sessions is between six and eight. I see counselling clients on a weekly basis. This way I keep a better handle on what happening to them. I offer practical short-term help for the current crisis.