What is Counselling?

Counselling helps you understand what you need and helps you believe you matter enough to try and find it.

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 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. By helping you show yourself some compassion and understanding, counselling helps you stop feeling so guilty and unsure and feel in control of your life and your decisions.

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

I can help by listening and understanding what is going on for you. Family and friends can be great support, by they are involved and affected by your feelings and actions.

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.

Online counselling is also available, and I’d ask you to try to find a private, secure space to talk, so you aren’t going to be overheard or distracted.

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