Judith Brooker, Counsellor
What is counselling?
Counselling will give you a safe place to think and talk about anything which may be worrying you. It will give you a chance to talk without being judged and you will know that what you say will not be repeated outside the counselling room.
At times of anxiety and stress or when you are feeling depressed, misunderstood or under pressure, counselling provides a regular time each week when you can think about what you need to cope and move on with your life.
You will have a chance to express how you are feeling and to find out what is important for you.
You know best what you need and counselling will give you the chance to find your own answers.
Confidentiality is very important to me. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to BACP’s code of ethics. I have regular clinical supervision but I will not disclose your identity to my supervisor or to anyone else.
The only exception would be if I felt you may be a danger to yourself or another person and even then I would talk to you about this and ask your consent to refer you to additional or emergency help.