CS Counselling

Supporting Dorset

Thinking about a New Year, new you, or just fed up with repeating the same old situations?

Have you been thinking it's time for the ‘new me’ or do you just want to make a few changes in your life? Do you think it is time for some personal growth in your life?

Do you want to feel more confident, energetic and happier in your relationships, or just want to explore some past issues, where you feel that you want to find peace. To be able to move forward with your life?

We all experience emotional difficulties and low moods throughout our life at times. Usually we are able to overcome and resolve most of these issues. When we realise that we cannot cope and it is all too much, and that we are not recovering from these situation, it may be time to seek some specialised help.

At CS Counselling we offer that opportunity to discuss and explore these issues in a safe, non-judgemental, professional and caring way. Together we can identify those problems and find a way to work through them, to help find peace within and move on with your life.

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Christian Stevens


ABOUT ME

Over the years I have had vast experience working within the drugs & alcohol services, including residential treatment centres and rehabs. I also have a wealth of knowledge working with abuse, trauma, grief and mental health issues gaining invaluable experience working with local charities and organisations in the community.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

What to expect

On your first consultation, we will get to know each other, building trust and discussing what your needs are?

Through our discussions we will understand what has brought you to counselling and the best ways in which we can help you. With my experience as a counsellor, we can discuss areas of support which might be beneficial to you and the type of work we could do together. This session will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions or voice any fears that you may have.

We are here to help you and make your experience as pleasant as possible. CS Counselling understands that it takes a lot of courage to seek help and will honour that by making the space a calm and safe place for you feel comfortable in.

What to expect

On your first consultation, we will get to know each other, building trust and discussing what your needs are?

Through our discussions we will understand what has brought you to counselling and the best ways in which we can help you. With my experience as a counsellor, we can discuss areas of support which might be beneficial to you and the type of work we could do together. This session will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions or voice any fears that you may have.

We are here to help you and make your experience as pleasant as possible. CS Counselling understands that it takes a lot of courage to seek help and will honour that by making the space a calm and safe place for you feel comfortable in.

FAQs

Your Questions Answered

Will counselling work?

Counselling works best when you realise that you are struggling and that you can no longer go on as you are and that you want to make some changes, and when you are finding it hard to know what those changes are. Quite often the insights that happen are created during those sessions through discussions and are developed in between sessions.

Counselling can be very hard as it is likely to bring to the surface some old memories, feelings and past hurts. However, sharing these thoughts and feelings will give you a clearer understanding of why they still cause you so much pain, an ability to lessen the pain, and to even find some healing from those experiences.

We offer a Humanistic Integrative approach in a personal centred way.  What that means is, that we focus on you the individual working with your agenda, allowing you to explore those difficult memories and feelings. We use a combination of approaches to suit the individual and their needs, because we believe one size does not fit all, we are all individual and unique.

Should I have short term or long term counselling?

This is entirely up to you and will be something we can discuss in our initial consultation. Sometimes it can be beneficial to start off with 6 sessions, and review during these sessions if you would like to continue or if you would like to terminate these sessions. Short term counselling can be beneficial for an immediate crisis that has come up and to help you through that.

Long term counselling can help with looking at your problems in more depth, to gain a greater understanding of how they really affect you and where they come from. We can start off weekly and then go on to fortnightly or even 3 weeks. Remember that this is your decision, as this would be you choice. At the end we could have a final review and look at ways to move you forward with your life, making this as safe and as comfortable as possible.

What will happen when I stop counselling?

Quite often it will be clear to you when the counselling is drawing towards an end.  You will feel more confident and happier within yourself, the memories will not cause you as much pain. You will be able to look at them in a different way that does not distress you.

We will discuss about how you would like to bring the counselling to a conclusion.

We could have a final review a few weeks after counselling had finishes just to see how you have been coping and how you have incorporated these changes into your daily life.

What are your fees?

We understand that the pressure of being able to afford regular counselling can be difficult.  With that in mind I will try and match the fee to your income.     

Sessions range from £35.00 - £40.00 depending on your personal circumstances.

I also have concession spaces available for those in need.

For students that are studying for their Diploma qualification and need to get 40hrs personal counselling I offer a concession.

Your first 30 Minute consultation session is free.  This is an opportunity for us to meet and to get to know each other. We can then look at ways that we can work together and how best I am able to help you.

WHERE I WORK

I'd love your feedback!

Trinidad House, 3 Rossmore Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 3NF
Phone: 07848 837437
Email: cscounsellingservicesinfo@gmail.com

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