Counselling with Natalie Read

A pathway to increased self-awareness and feeling more positive about yourself

Do you need support to make a change in your life or overcome difficulty?

 

We all need support in life from time to time. Counselling often starts with a difficult situation, symptoms that are causing distress, change you are finding hard to cope with or, an awareness of wanting something different in life.

By providing a safe and supportive space, counselling enables you to become more aware of yourself, your patterns, subconscious beliefs, feelings and a deeper sense of identity. Through this awareness, there is an opportunity to consider choices at a more conscious level. Exercises and techniques support the process giving you more confidence and self-empowerment to overcome difficulties and embrace change. Most people report after counselling feeling a greater understanding of themselves and more confident and positive about the future.

What I Can Help you With

Includes but is not limited to:

Building self-esteem, confidence and self-empowerment

Stress and anxiety

Improving relationships and coping with endings

Bereavement

Trauma

Low mood and depression

Building resilience

Finding happiness, peace or a new direction in life

Exploring meaning and purpose

Spiritual awakening and personal development

Balancing physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health

Work and academic difficulties

My Approach

I work integratively incorporating various different approaches into my core training of Psychosynthesis. Psychosynthesis is a transpersonal approach working with the Mind, Body and Spirit. As well as exploring difficulties, it also holds the possibility of what might be emerging from a higher perspective.

I work with your beliefs and values and focus on building a human to human connection that provides you with a safe place for you to explore at your own pace. I work both short and long-term with regular reviews and focus. Counselling is confidential and can be useful when you need a perspective that’s non-judgemental and from someone not part of your everyday life.

How Do I know If Counselling is Right For Me?

Counselling is not for everyone and it’s important that you feel you are ready and willing to work on yourself. If you aren’t sure or want to find out more, please do get in touch.

You are stressed or overwhelmed

You feel stressed, overwhelmed, are finding it difficult to cope, worrying excessively, experiencing low mood, feeling hopeless or finding it hard to enjoy activities that ordinarily bring happiness..

You are facing difficulties

You’re facing difficulties, a transition or something unwanted in your life e.g. redundancy, grief, illness.

You are dealing with trauma

You’ve experienced something traumatic in your life that you want to move on from or deal with

You are looking for coping strategies.

You would like support to find healthy coping strategies.

You are ready

Importantly with all of these points, you feel ready to work on your issues/opportunities

Pricing and how it works

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes. I charge £45 per session.

I can work on both a short-term or longer term basis.

Concessions are sometimes available – please enquire.

I also offer a 30 minute introductory session at a reduced fee for us to determine mutually if we’d like to work together. It’s important with any counselling relationship that it feels right for both parties. I will always be honest if I believe an alternative form of support may be more suitable. After the introductory session, there is no obligation or pressure to work with me – I value your honesty and ability to make the decision that is right for you.

Sessions are either face-to-face (in Somerset, UK) or sometimes available by telephone.

I felt very supported and safe

Natalie has been the best counsellor I have been to see, I have learnt a lot from our sessions and she really helped with my self-awareness 

 

Natalie is warm, friendly, impartial and empathetic

Still have questions?

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depth. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life, that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross