Hello. I'm Thom Fairclough and I run a private counselling & psychotherapy practice on
Garstang Rd in Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1LB. This site is an introduction to myself and
what services I offer. I hope that it answers all of your questions however if you have any
further questions, then please click here to contact me.
Counselling/psychotherapy is not a sign that you are failing or 'weak' in any way. On the contrary in fact, it can be hard work and is in no way an easy option. By visiting this site, you have already probably recognised an area of your life where you feel you would like more insight and understanding, or perhaps areas where you would like to develop personally.
I do not make false promises. Many websites of this nature advertise 'quick fixes' but unfortunately, lasting change is not that easy and advertisements that say otherwise are rarely effective. Counselling/psychotherapy is an investment not just financially but also emotionally and this type of investment can be both challenging and rewarding. It has the potential to be life changing, not only for you but for those around you. Indeed as a result, you may find that not only can you resolve current or past issues, but you can also deal with new challenges more effectively as well as gaining a higher sense of self-awareness, leading you to live a more fulfilling life. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and also a member of the Counselling Directory.
Counselling/psychotherapy is confidential, led at your pace and will be re-assessed at regular intervals to ensure that you are getting what you need. Appointments are usually on a weekly basis and the number of sessions you will require will depend on many factors. Some people require several sessions, whereas some require substantially longer, depending on the nature of the problem. You are never obliged to stay in therapy for longer than you feel you want to.