Outdoor Counselling

I am offering outdoor counselling in my lovely garden. We will adhere to current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

My garden pond

There are plenty of options to sit, some involving steps. Please wear suitable footwear..

Lovely flowers in my garden

In case of adverse weather, we can be under cover.

Alternatively, please wear waterproof clothing. An umbrella may be useful to bring, but I have some available here.

 

This also a lovely setting for meditation

Sessions cost £40 for 50 minutes.

Credit card payments taken on the day.

Payment can also be made by Paypal or by bank transfer.

Account T/A Claire Lilley

sort code 09-01-26

account number 60083578




 

 

On-line Counselling

On-line Counselling

  • I offer on-line counselling if this is preferable for face-to-face at these difficult times.
  • An introductory chat on the phone for up to 20 minutes is free of charge.
  • Shorter sessions are available: they last for half an hour and cost £20.

    outdoor therapy
    A pretty corner of the garden

 

I use Whatsapp or Zoom. Normally, sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40. Email me to book a time and day for your first session, and we can then schedule in further sessions.You can pay by bank transfer, credit card or Paypal.

 


On-line session



Depression

What is Depression?

With depression, you may have been feeling lonely or withdrawn for a while, and not been able to ‘snap out of it’. Daily life becomes a chore, and simple things become a challenge. It may be difficult to socialise, and things that you enjoy doing lose their appeal. You may suffer from a loss of confidence and self-esteem, and lose interest on yourself- how you dress, and care for yourself. Feeling tearful and irritable, a lack of patience, a sense of frustration are all common signs of depression.Life is no fun, and it is difficult to lift your mood.

NHS Definition of Depression

  • feeling hopeless and helpless
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling tearful
  • feeling guilt-ridden
  • feeling irritable and intolerant of others
  • having no motivation or interest in things
  • finding it difficult to make decisions
  • not getting any enjoyment out of life

Talking therapy- counselling- can really help with understanding what contributes to depression. It can unlock the door to your own path of exploration and self compassion.  Depression may start from a life event such as bereavement, or build up through lifestyle or relational difficulties. Understanding yourself is the first step to self-healing and counselling is about being able to talk about your experiences, without being judged, or feeling embarrassed or awkward. Depression affects people on different ways- you are unique, and important, and deserve a chance to feel better.