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What is Counselling?


Counselling is a way of addressing problems by exploring personal feelings with someone who, whilst supportive, is not directly involved in the situation.

A Counsellor will:

  • listen carefully to what you have to say

  • help you to express your feelings

  • help you to explore and understand your difficulties

  • help you to find ways of managing these more effectively



Counselling takes place under strict conditions of confidentiality and generally nothing you discuss will be disclosed to anyone without your permission. this is explained in detail at your first session.

Counselling may help with:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Unhappiness

  • Overwhelm

  • Addiction

  • relationship Issues

  • Learning difficulties

  • Weight issues


Counselling can help you develop skills and strategies to enable you to cope with your problems and to make your life and your relationships better.

How often and how long do I need to come to Counselling?

When you first come to counselling you may wish to come every week. As time goes on you may come once a fortnight or once a month. It is your choice. Counselling continues for as long as you and/or your counsellor feel it is necessary. It could be for just a few weeks or for a few months

About Our Counsellor


Jim McConnell


Jim is committed to helping others to create a better life for themselves. He is qualified as a Time Line® Therapist and Hypnotherapist and is an experienced Counsellor.

Jim has previously worked as a Telephone Counsellor for Lifeline and  in a counselling role in an Ipswich non-profit organisation.


Clinical Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy is a way of creating a relaxed, meditative or dream-like state in order to treat disorders of mainly psychological or emotional origin. It is recognised as an effective healing tool.

Hypnotherapy is effective in treating a range of disorders, including:

  • Stopping smoking

  • Weight Loss

  • Eating Disorders

  • Sleep Problems

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Sexual Dysfunction

Things you need  to know about Hypnotherapy

  • Hypnosis creates a relaxed and suggestible state of mind

  • 90% of the general population can be hypnotised to varying degrees

  • Contrary to popular belief, you are always in control of your actions and can’t be hypnotised against your will.

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