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About our counselling services in Plymouth

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.

The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable the client to make their own choices, reach their own decisions and to act upon them accordingly.

A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have. Sometimes the term “counselling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems. Usually individuals choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives.

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Sometimes people can be isolated but at other times, even where an individual has the most supportive family and friends, they can find it difficult if not impossible to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and or depressed. Or it may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family. Other life issues and events which can be very difficult to deal with include bereavement, divorce, redundancy or health issues.

The counsellor may encourage the client to examine parts of their lives that they may have found difficult or impossible to face before. There may be some exploration of early childhood experiences in order to shine some light on why an individual reacts or responds in certain ways in given situations. This is often followed by considering ways in which the client may change such behaviours. Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing the client to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in their attitude and/or behaviour.

Pricing

Initial Consultation £25
Length of Session: 60 mins

Cost per therapy Session:

  • Individual £50

  • Couple £70

  • Family £70

10% Discount is offered to all armed forces and emergency services personnel, NHS staff, university staff, and students.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

“I reached out to Horizon and started CBT because I was struggling to manage and rationalize my worries and anxieties on a daily basis for a multitude of reasons.

CBT helped me talk through my issues and enabled me to adjust my thoughts and encourage a positive mindset. This helped me to not only accept my anxiety but work with it to rationalize my thoughts and worries.

It has taken time but CBT has helped me to create useful techniques to manage the anxiety and aided me to build my confidence up. I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and patience Natasha has shown me throughout my sessions.”

— Louise

“Deciding to visit Horizon Counselling Services is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. Alan’s holistic approach to therapy was extremely helpful.He used a combination of hypnotherapy and counselling to help me with insomnia and anxiety.

My life has been completely transformed since accessing this support. I have moved on from a destructive relationship, and I am pursuing my dream career….and I actually sleep! Amazing!

Alan’s approach is warm and friendly. He is a great guy who is passionate about what he does. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone thinking of exploring counselling.”

— Katie

“I highly recommend Horizon for the support given to me over the past few months. It has been amazing!

Natasha especially, has given me the confidence and support in coping with a family bereavement. I feel so much more positive in many aspects of my life.

I have learnt skills and techniques which are helping me with this journey.

Thank you Natasha!”

— Leann

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