Counselling is carried out by Rosie WhetstoneHannah Walker and Lucy Charlton

A counselling session will take place in a safe, confidential and supportive environment to enable the client to explore freely and openly personal difficulties they are having. The counsellor will help the client to focus and bring clarity to a situation to enable the client to live more resourcefully with a greater sense of well being.

It is important for the client to be heard properly, on all levels, to give the client a chance to express and process thoughts, feelings and emotions safely. The client is listened to in a non-judgemental way with positive regard and respect to allow for a trusting relationship to build.

The client may not fully understand what is wrong and counselling sessions can help to uncover the problem. Counselling can help a client realise who they really are and the life they ultimately want to lead.

Sessions are roughly one hour duration. There are no set rules as to how often sessions should occur, in some cases just one session is needed, or a series of sessions may be needed. Frequency of sessions will be arranged between the client and the counsellor.

Counselling is available as a package with other therapies offered at Optima Health i.e. counselling with nutrition/weight loss programme or counselling with reflexology for total well-being. Prices available on request.