I see my role in counselling mainly as a listener, someone who can accompany and support you as you find your way through difficult issues. It's often easier to do this confidentially with an independent professional, than with family or friends who are more involved in your everyday life.
My approach is mainly person-centred, which means I follow your agenda, and we discuss the things you are ready to talk about. I also include other approaches, where I think they will help. It all depends on what works best for you.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly, at a regular time. I can then reserve that time for you, and we can focus on what is troubling you.
I have over 20 years' experience working in mental health settings, and have seen how therapeutic relationships can help with emotional distress and difficulties.