Counselling Service

There are many circumstances and difficulties in life that can affect you and, if left, can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. It is not always possible to talk to family or friends and trying to cope alone can put you under additional pressure. Counselling provides you with a supportive and confidential environment in which you can freely explore the difficulties that are affecting you. Counselling helps you to examine your thoughts and feelings and supports you in making sense of your circumstances. You will gain greater self-awareness and be able to develop strategies and find solutions. Acceptance and respect is a vital part of counselling and can greatly assist you with building your confidence and self-esteem, which in turn will promote change and self-growth.

Gaining a better understanding of your patterns and unconscious habits will lead to long-term improvements in the quality of your life.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place once or twice a week; you can also attend less frequently. There is no maximum or minimum number of sessions, as the amount of sessions and how often they take place will depend on the issues that you are facing, what your goals are and to what extent you want to explore your difficulties. We will discuss the arrangements at your first appointment and a clear outline of the therapeutic process will be discussed. You will be encouraged to take an active part in planning your therapy, including setting your own objectives and deciding when you might consider yourself ready to finish your counselling. There are many therapeutic approaches and at Glister we are able to shape your counselling to suit your individual needs. Counselling can really make a difference to you and your relationships. With a better understanding of yourself and your reactions to difficulties you will be able to make beneficial changes that will have a positive impact on every aspect of your life.

Costs / Fees

Counselling – £45 per session

Couples Counselling – £55 per session

“Last year I hit a personal crisis. I had never had counselling before but recognised that I would need help from an independent professional in order to address the issues I was unable to move past on my own. A personal recommendation brought me to Kerry and I’m extremely glad it did. I asked Kerry not just to help me work through my dark times but to help me build my toolset so that if I ever again experienced an event that would otherwise sink me, I would be able to keep myself afloat and get back to full speed much more quickly. I also asked her to give me homework between sessions, as I wanted to progress and develop as much as possible and as quickly as possible. I imagine I was quite a challenging client! Kerry has been brilliant at responding to my requests and needs – and she has also brought so many valuable things that I could not possibly have foreseen or envisaged. I have never had a session with Kerry in which I haven’t learnt something extremely valuable and useful. Some sessions have been revelatory; others more low key, but all very valuable. I continue to see Kerry as my counsellor now not because I need to (my ship is happily sailing again and Kerry has played a significant part in this relaunch), but because I want to explore how much further I can learn and develop myself with her support. A good friend recommended Kerry to me and I have no hesitation in adding my recommendation of Kerry’s counselling service to all who read this.”

Gillian Northumberland, England

If you have an enquiry about our counselling services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.