Libby Webber, solution-focused counsellor
Thank you for visiting my website. Here you’ll find information about my counselling practice, specialisms and the way I work. I’ll also be adding a regular blog, videos and resources library – it’s a work in progress! In the meantime, please read on or contact me if you’d like to arrange a brief chat or book a first session.
Counselling in the age of Covid
COVID-19 has taught us all a great deal, some good some not so good. What I’ve learned is that online counselling and coaching is a really helpful way of working for many people — and not just because it keeps everyone safe. It’s also convenient, environmentally-friendly and just as effective as face to face work.
So imagine – you can access counselling from the comfort of your own home or the convenience of your office without having to think about directions, transport or parking; you can use video apps that we’re all familiar with now, either at home or at work; you’re doing your bit for the health of the planet by avoiding the commute, and if you feel like doing a session sat on your sofa with a cuppa then that’s fine too.
So I’ve switched – at least for now – to working exclusively online. That means working via Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom or by phone rather than face to face. My support and help for you as my client remains the same. Please contact me if you’d like to book an appointment.
‘A new journey starts with a single step’
We’ve all been there – stuck in a rut, unsure which path to take, as life rushes past on every side; or feeling anxious and fed-up, but powerless to change things. We know we need to do something about it, but what and how?
At times like this, making changes can feel like an impossible task and it’s often difficult to know where and how to start.
If all that sounds familiar, then please be assured that there is something you can do to begin the process of making things better – talking things through with a counsellor.
How does counselling help?
The counselling approach I take focuses on facilitating the change you need – it helps you get ‘unstuck’ from difficult feelings and experiences, and moves you towards a more positive place. Even achieving small changes can make a big difference to the way you feel.
Taking active steps can help you to resolve problems such as:
- low self-esteem or self-confidence
- being ‘stuck’ with problems that seem impossible to resolve
- coming to terms with change
- understanding what ‘makes you tick’
- exploring worries about mortality and the ‘meaning of life’
- learning new ‘skills for life’, such as assertiveness or time and stress-management
- identifying unhelpful or damaging patterns of behaviour and implementing more positive ones, such as anger management techniques.
Change–focused counselling believes that we are most successful at changing our situation – how we feel or think, or how we behave – when we take active steps to change it, rather than waiting for things to change on their own.
Taking the first step
If you’d like to arrange a brief no-obligation chat on the phone, please drop me a line via my contact page . I can usually book an appointment within about a week, but at busy times it can be a little longer.