Counselling Services in Scotland

Rosalind Hume MBACP (Accred)

What is counselling /psychotherapy?

Counselling/psychotherapy is a professional helping relationship which gives you a chance to openly and honestly look at what is happening in your life so you can find ways of living more effectively and enjoyably. It gives you an opportunity to talk confidentially about your experiences and feelings with someone who will listen and try to understand from your point of view.

My role is to provide a safe and confidential space in which you can look at your life and your feelings to seek possible changes. Often the difficulties you encounter result from experiences in the past which affect your current relationships.

Counselling /psychotherapy is not a magical cure. It requires a commitment from you, a willingness to look at yourself and the courage to take some risks in being open with another person. If you feel that you need to get things off your chest but don’t want any change, or if you don’t want to look at life in any depth, then counselling/psychotherapy is probably not for you just now. You might instead want to get support through organisations such as the Samaritans or Breathing Space.

What is relationship counselling?

Relationship counselling is, as it says, counselling to help people with their relationships. This might be to work through difficulties in current relationships, to explore the effects of past relationships or to look at how to improve and enrich relationships for the future.

You can chose to come for relationship counselling on your own or with your partner. You don’t have to be in a relationship to come, can be single, in a civil partnership, married, living with someone, separated, divorced or widowed.

What is sex therapy?

A couple’s sexual relationship is personal to their relationship and as long as you both enjoy it and it is not harming or damaging anyone then it is your choice. However, difficulties can occur at any time in our lives. They can occur suddenly, in the case of illness or accident, or over a long period of time, building up slowly so that we hardly notice the change. Every couple and situation is unique and how their difficulty is resolved will also be unique to them.

If your sexual relationship isn’t giving you the pleasure or satisfaction it once did, or if it never has then you may find talking to a sex therapist helpful.

Sex Therapists help you look at your sexual relationships to explore what is not working and what needs to be different.

How confidential is counselling?

What you disclose in the counselling room is confidential and I will not give any personal information about you, including your contact details without your permission. However, there maybe times when we have to disclose information, such as when a child or an adult is at risk of harm or abuse.

How much does it cost?

My fee is £55 for a sixty minute session. Concessions may be available if you are retired, student, unemployed or on income support.

CALL: 07980 984097

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