What is counselling?

Counselling is a process whereby a client and a counsellor explore issues affecting the client, for example stress, emotional difficulties, bereavement, anxiety, etc. The aim of counselling is to help the client see things more clearly, possibly from a different point of view. The counsellor will help the client to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour, aiming to facilitate positive change.

Brenda Lee Counsellor/Psychotherapist

A relationship of trust and confidentiality is paramount to successful counselling. Our counsellor at Truly Therapeutic, Brenda Lee, is a highly trained and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with 14 years’ experience working with children and young people and nearly 30 years counselling adults. Brenda has previously provided support to companies, schools and individuals and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


How does counselling work?

Counsellors take many different approaches to the problems that clients are facing. They use their experience and knowledge to assess the best way forward in each individual case. At the heart of the counselling though is the process of sharing and talking through problems, and exploring ways to overcome difficulties. Our counsellor works with adults and children in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work related stress
  • Personal life related Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Trauma therapy
  • Poor confidence
  • Poor self esteem
  • Pain management


Can counselling help me?

“As life’s traumas hit us all at different stages of our journey, the counselling relationship offers something extremely unique when we are feeling overwhelmed. For instance, the offering of a safe confidential environment where issues can be explored with absolute respect is often the most important step towards recovery. I have repeatedly found that when a person feels truly heard, perhaps for the

first time, change within any situation (however negative) will take place.

Even though the focus of my practice is fundamentally person centred, I have acquired many integrative skills over the years including emotional intelligence, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and psychodynamic, and we will decide together how to move forward following initial assessment.”

Brenda Lee, Counsellor, Truly Therapeutic








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Sep 14, 2019

We are delighted to let you know about new services we have available!

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Kathryn our Sports Rehabiltation Therapist is now offering 1 hour Antenatal Massage. This is alongside her specialist training in Postnatal assessment, rehabilitation and Pilates. For more information please see our Massage page or Postnatal Pilates pages.

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Debbie Olujic has joined the team and alongside her MSK and Pilates skills she is also highly trained in the assessment of treatment of neurological problems including post stroke care and parkinsons.

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Having completed our building renovations we now have a dedicated Pilates gym room and we are now offering small group and 1:1 sessions on our brand new Pilates equipment - we have 3 reformers, arc barrels and other pieces of equipment to offer a fantastic service for all levels of exercise and rehabilitation. For more information please go to out Equipment Pilates page.

Aug 5, 2019

Say hello to the newest member of the Truly Therapeutic Team - Debbie Olujic.

We are delighted to welcome Debbie into the team. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous NHS and private work specialising in MSK, neurology, exercise classes for people with stroke and Parkinsons, rheumatology, older peoples care and rehabilitation.

Debbie is also trained in APPI Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation/Relaxation.

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