Counselling either short term or open ended which would be considered long term. Some things take longer to explore than others.
Whether counsellor or psychotherapist, a professionally trained individual, seeing you for the first time, will be able to help you decide about a suitable way forward for what you want to achieve. This is what I will do in the first session. We will also set up an agreed contract; discuss confidentiality, care for self, time and place for sessions.
My role as a counsellor is not to tell you what to do; it is to support you through a process of growth without judgement. I hope to explore the issues you are ready to share, helping you to make sense of what is troubling you, and to discover what might be right for you.
To ensure that the highest standards are maintained, I receive support through professional supervision and training.