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Natalie Everson Counselling, Hypnotherapy & Wellbeing for Women
Bognor Regis

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What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. It increases self-awareness and a sense of wellbeing, and can help us to understand other people's point of view better. This can shed light onto the way we interpret the words, feelings and actions of others. For those wanting to develop fresh perspectives of their own, in order to make better decisions, counselling can be an excellent option and is often the first step taken on the path to discovering a more positive life.

Women often seek counselling when they want to change something in their lives, or because they want to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth; to understand themselves better. There may be a specific life event you would like to address or painful experiences from your past that you need to safely talk through. I offer time and space in a safe, confidential and supportive environment for women to work through difficult and unsure times in their lives.

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How Can Counselling Help Me?

Counselling provides a therapeutic opportunity to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours; to find your own solutions to any difficulties you are having. Many women choose to speak to a counsellor because they feel they cannot speak to friends or family about their personal issues. Some may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective point of view. Whatever the reason, choosing to see a counsellor can help.

My aim is to provide an empowering space, in which you feel heard and understood, so that you gain a better understanding of yourself. I offer non-judgemental support, rather than advice; I will not sit there and tell you what to do, instead I will work with you and encourage you to talk about what's bothering you. Having time and space for personal reflection gives you the opportunity to take stock and help you to make the changes necessary in order to heal.

If you would like someone to talk to in a safe space to explore what's going on in your life, contact me by visiting my Home page.

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My Approach

There are a number of approaches used in counselling. Some counsellors use just one type of therapy but I work integratively, which means I am able to take a combined approach, bringing together different elements of therapy, tailored to each woman. It is a collaborative process whereby the relationship between us is central to the outcome of therapy. I work in a way that respects you, giving you the time, space and support you need.

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Integrative Counselling

Integrative counselling is holistic, considering the whole person; mind, body and spirit. It aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness by creating a healthy alliance between these different aspects of ourselves. This style of counselling is different for every client, the main idea being that, you are unique and what works well for you may not work well for others. Everyone's journey is different but the desired outcome is that you will feel empowered to make the positive changes you wish to make. Like all forms of therapy, integrative counselling, requires that you are open to exploration. Together, we will work in partnership, to explore any current or historic issues, enabling you to overcome difficulties and make the changes you want to make.

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I draw on theories and techniques from the following schools of psychotherapy:-

Humanistic, also referred to as Person-Centred, focuses on the equal relationship between client and counsellor. This approach facilitates personal growth by utilising a clients own strengths, which means, I believe in you and your ability to make changes.

Psychoanalytic, explores how our past influences our thoughts, behaviours and emotions in the present. This type of therapy can help identify patterns of behaviour or significant events that may be at the root of current difficulties. Often leading to a greater understanding of oneself and the opportunity for emotional growth.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behavioural therapy (examining the things you do). It can help identify and change negative thought patterns and teaches coping skills and strategies.

Mindfulness-Based, is a way of being that helps you to be more present to what you are thinking and feeling in the here and now. It is recognised by the National Institute of Health Care Excellence, as an effective form of therapy for dealing with physical and psychological stress.

I may also use other approaches if appropriate, which means I am able to tailor the therapy to suit you. Fundamentally, my approach to counselling respects you and your experiences as unique. So whatever your personal situation is, I am here to listen as your story matters.

To Book an appointment visit my Home page.

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How I Work

I hope that my website gives you some idea of what it might be like to work with me. A good therapeutic relationship is essential as it helps us to understand the impact of our experiences, facilitating change and healing. Whatever your motivation is for seeking counselling its important that you find a therapist that you feel at ease with. I will do my best to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible. I will listen to what you tell me and help you make sense of what you are feeling. At times counselling can be challenging, however, I would like to reassure you that there are often some light-hearted moments too.

All sessions are provided in a safe and welcoming space, where you can just be you. I offer weekly sessions lastly an hour which will continue for as long as you feel its needed. I work on both a short term and open-ended basis. So, for any issues you have had or are currently experiencing, call or email for an informal, no-obligation chat, so that we can begin to get to know each other and find out if working together is something that's right for you. Contact details can be found on my Home page

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As Your Counsellor I Wont.....

  • think I'm the expert
  • assume I know best
  • tell you what to do
  • give you advice
  • see you as damaged
  • try to fix you

    As Your Counsellor I Will....

  • listen to you
  • work with you
  • recognise you're the expert in your life
  • give you time, space and support
  • empower you to make the changes you want
  • remind you that you do not need fixing

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