Professional Counselling

Counselling, in person or online

You’ve made the decision that counselling is a route you would like to explore.  But where do you start? Let’s start right here with a completely free 15 minute phone call where you can ask your questions.
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You are not broken

Counselling, in person or online

I am here to walk with you, helping you to make the hard stuff easier to sit with. I am here to remind you that you are not “broken”, and together we help you push through the noise of life.

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Experts

Counselling in person and online

I am an expert in the field of therapy but you are the expert of YOU. So we get to work, two experts are better than one, right? By gently turning down the noise of the outside world we can work towards tuning into your own forgotten wise internal voice.

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You're in the right place
You've made the decision that counselling is a route you would like to explore.  But where do you start?
I am here
...together we will access your own wisdom and help you push through the noise of life.
Gently turn down the noise
I am an expert in the field of therapy but you are the expert of YOU.

Types of therapy

Delivered in person or online

There are many types of talking therapies because like most things, there is no one size fits all approach to therapy.  Different problems for different people require different approaches.  What is true of all types is the counsellor is committed to helping you and the client needs to commit to working hard.

I have been very fortunate over my career to have been afforded opportunities to study and specialise in various types of therapy – below you will find some detail.

Person Centered Therapy (PCT)

Person-centred therapy (PCT), also known as client-centred counselling is an approach that explores our rationals/reason

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is what we call solution-focused, It works in the here and now and helps you find coping skills and strategies which are relevant to your growth.

Life & Executive Coaching

A life coach encourages, guides and mentors clients on a range of professional and personal issues. Life coaching is distinct from giving advice, consulting, counselling, mentoring and administering therapy.

Therapeutic Play

Therapeutic play is used to help meet the emotional needs of children who have challenges in their lives with past or present. Have a safe space to either talk or explore their feeling through the art of play.

Who do I work with?

My career to date has spanned every generation; an experienced counsellor like myself will have been privy to many types of issues and problems – rest assured you are in very safe hands.  A small sample of issues I can help with are as follows:

Loss:  Bereavement, health, youth, freedom, job, relationship

Anxiety:  Stress, worry, anger, frustration, illness of self, or others, body dysmorphia

Depression: Low mood/motivation, sleep problems, irritability, sadness

Addictions:  Food, alcohol, drugs, sexual

Eating disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia

Self-harm (physical or emotional): Intrusive thoughts, physical harm, overactive thoughts, low-self esteem, or confidence

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Teens

The teenage years are a unique and formative time. Multiple physical, emotional, and social changes take place, including exposure to family issues, bullying, abuse, or stress (ie exam or peer pressure), which can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems. Promoting psychological well being and protecting adolescents from adverse experiences and possible risk factors that may impact their potential is critical for their well being during adolescence/teenage years and for their physical and mental health into adulthood.

Families

Family therapy enables those who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions. This is to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths, and make changes in their relationships and their lives.

Individuals

This is a form of therapy in which the client works on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. The most popular form of therapy, individual therapy may encompass many different treatment styles including Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Couples

Marriage/Couples counselling helps
couples of all types recognise and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counselling you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship.

Get started in just two easy steps

Step 1:

Schedule your Free Consultation

Here you will find my calendar showing my availability where you can schedule yourself an appointment with me for a free 15-minute consultation.  You will receive an email confirming the details of when I will contact you.

Step 2:

Chat

I will contact you at the appointment time via the chat type you have requested (phone, FaceTime, Google Hangout, WhatsApp, or Zoom).  This is an opportunity for you to share what you would like to address and to ask questions of each other.  Should you wish to use my counselling services, we will make a future appointment.

Frequent Questions

How do I know when it is time to get support?

We all experience stress or anxiety at some point in our lives. Whether it’s because of a problem at work, rejection, finances, relationships, personal loss… Most of the time, we are able to bounce back but sometimes we might need a little extra help and support.

If you can answer yes to even one of these questions, then it is likely you will benefit from support:

  • Nothing you have tried so far has worked, including ignoring it
  • You feel distressed by your thoughts and feelings
  • You are overusing something (or someone) to help alleviate your feelings
  • People have noticed you are not your usual self
  • You feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster
  • You are experiencing changes in your eating or sleeping patterns
  • Things you once enjoyed, you just can’t be bothered with them anymore
What should I look for in a therapist?

There are lots of very good therapists out there–doing all types of therapy.  However, studies show that more important than the type of therapy, the biggest indicator of client success is the therapeutic relationship that develops between the therapist and client.  To put it another way …there needs to be a ‘good fit’.

As you begin therapy, you should establish clear goals i.e. what you would like to achieve (I call them S.M.A.R.T goals). Perhaps you want to overcome feelings of hopelessness associated with feelings of depression. Or maybe you would like to control fear that disrupts your daily life. Keep in mind that certain tasks require more time to accomplish than others. You may need to adjust your goals depending on how long you plan to be in therapy.

How long does therapy last?

Sessions are 1 hour long.

In terms of how many sessions you need, that truly is something that cannot be answered on this page but instead needs to be thought out and guided by you, your progress and our ability as a team, you and I, to be the most effective in getting you to a place where you feel you have the tools and strength to go forward without help from a therapist.

Why choose counselling?

People usually decide to talk to a therapist when the psychological or even physical pain of what they are trying to cope with becomes too big for them to handle on their own and they recognise or someone they are close to thinks they need help.

While seeing a therapist is not something we often share with others, in our close relationships we may know of someone who is or has.  If you feel comfortable disclosing to this person, you can ask questions so it’s not as daunting.

Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems with a counsellor. The counsellor helps you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.

Who benefits from counselling?

The long answer is, people, experiencing emotional and physical difficulties affecting their lives, but wanting to be stronger, happier and healthier. Those who have tried many things on their own in the past, but which did not work, or did not work sustainably. The short answer to who needs counselling is everyone, at least at some point in their lives.

Shouldn't I be able to fix my problems by myself?

A therapist doesn’t solve your issues for you. Rather, we help you clarify issues so you can solve problems on your own with a therapist’s guidance, support, and expertise. The goal of therapy is to make you more self-sufficient, not more dependent.

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About Me

My name is Jean Langford I am a fully qualified, BACP registered, fully insured and experienced integrative therapist, Life and Executive coach, specialising in person-centred therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space to talk and offer guidance if needed.

Working on an individual basis and tailoring the counselling or coaching to suit your needs allows me to apply the skills and techniques that are most effective for you.

 

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