What is Counselling?

Counselling helps you understand what it is that you want and need. 

Just as importantly, it helps you believe that you matter enough to try find it.
That you are worth putting the effort in to.

It can be really difficult to know how to change things when you feel like a failure. When you feel stuck due to indecision or don’t know how to feel happier your relationships, you can feel lost and alone.

Do often feel ‘not good enough’? Not a good enough, partner, friend, family member etc? 

Do you know something is wrong but can't put your finger on exactly what it is?

Do you know something needs to change but not know how to go about it? 

Do you feel trapped?

Do you struggle with indecision, constantly second-guessing yourself, worrying if the decision you made was the right one?

Counselling helps you understand yourself better and be kinder to yourself. 

You can get into habits of beating yourself up, or judging yourself harshly. 

Counselling helps you show yourself some compassion and understanding. It helps you stop feeling so guilty and unsure and enables you to feel in control of your life and your decisions.

I have worked with many clients experiencing difficult or traumatic family relationships, abuse, depression, trauma and anxiety. 

I have helped clients struggling with their self-esteem and self-worth.

I can help by listening and understanding what is going on for you. Family and friends can be great support, by they are affected by your feelings and actions. I can offer you space and time to focus on what you are feeling and thinking without worrying about how that will affect other people.

I am here to focus on, and care about you, to help you figure out how you feel, and allow you to experience those feelings without embarrassment, guilt, shame or judgement.


How It Works

I offer a free 15-minute chat to allow us to get to know each other a little, and see if we want to work together. It also allows you to ask any questions you have about counselling.

If we are both happy to progress, our first official session will be an initial assessment. This is where we can discuss where you think your issues are, how they are affecting you, what you want from counselling etc. It’s essentially an overview of where you are now. That will give us a good foundation for discussions going forward.

Sessions last 50 minutes, and I recommend that a client agrees to six sessions initially. This isn’t compulsory though.

My face-to-face sessions are carried out at The Practice Rooms in Exeter. Directions can be found on the Where To Find Me page of this website.

I also do online counselling if you'd prefer or are unable to manage face to face sessions.

If you’d like to make an appointment or if you’d like to know anything more about me or about counselling, please get in touch, enquiries@frandennehycounselling.co.uk, 07709593969


'It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens, how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard.'

Carl Rogers