In my early twenties I had therapy myself and that didn't go well at all. I had the feeling that I was not understood and it felt very unsafe. I felt that there should be 'another way' and that I was not the only one who struggled with therapy.
Moving forward about 20 years, I started my counselling training here in the UK in 2004 at Wiltshire College with 'basic counselling skills'. Due to the cost of the training, I was unable to continue at that time. It took almost another 10 years before I could really start with my counselling training. During my training I also fostered. My experience as a foster carer and the training I had as a foster carer, have been really helpful in my work as a counsellor.
I charge £35 per session. Sessions normally are once a week at the same time and last 50 minutes.