Abingdon Counselling Services offer a space to talk confidentially to an accredited BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) counsellor and to view any difficulties you may be experiencing from a different perspective.

Are you finding it hard to concentrate, unable to sleep, feeling overwhelmed with events that are happening to you at this moment?

Life and its challenges can sometimes be too much to handle and we start to feel stressed and anxious. Do you want someone to listen to you without judgement, but with empathy, to support you along your journey?

You may be frequently looking back and re-living events that happened in your past and are worried that they continue to influence your present thoughts, actions and affect your relationships with those around you - whether in the workplace, in your home or family life.

Or you may have reached a crossroads in your life and are wondering which path to take and would like someone beside you when you make that important decision. Sometimes we find ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour that create havoc in our lives and we feel powerless to stop this happening. Or perhaps you are on a journey of self-discovery, growth and personal development and have lost your way and need a skilled helper?

I understand that taking the first step towards counselling is difficult so I offer a free initial consultation to help you decide whether you feel comfortable working with me.

I am experienced in working with the abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, general counselling, low self-confidence, self-esteem, relationships, stress, trauma and work-related issues. I can offer counselling for individuals and couples in crisis.

My counselling practice is based in Abingdon with nearby parking.

My fees per 50 minute session are between £30 - £45

Discounted sessions are available.

I require 24 hours notice for cancellation or a fee will be charged.

To check eligibility please call 0758 4709262 or
email: enquiries@abingdoncounsellingservices.co.uk
Lorinda Gamlin BACP (Accredited)

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, who adheres to the ethics of the BACP code of practice while working within a safe and confidential setting. I can offer you either time-limited, short or long-term therapy. I use an eclectic approach, that is using a number of theories, such as Person centred (Humanistic),Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, existential, Transactional Analysis. and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

I have a postgraduate degree in Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and as part of my training I have undergone personal therapy and so I know how effective it can be.

What does counselling offer me?

Counselling offers the space to talk confidentially about your issues and to explore a difficulty you are having, the distress you may be experiencing or perhaps your dissatisfaction with life, or loss of direction and purpose. It offers you a place of safety for making choices and changes.

In our initial session, we will discuss how we will work together, how often we will meet and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.

I will listen attentively and patiently to enable me to understand your difficulties and work can together to see things more clearly from possibly a different perspective. Together we can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them and possibly making them easier to understand. Then we can examine in detail the behaviour or situations which are proving troublesome and to find an area where it would be possible to initiate some change as a start and look at future options that are open to you.

I look forward to hearing from you and working together.

Link to my details on the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) website: Lorinda Gamlin >

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