How Will Confide In Help You?

We have all been there – needing support and not always knowing where to go or whom to turn to. It can be difficult in taking this first step to seek help, to find someone to set up an appointment, wait for that appointment, and confide in them.

Confide In will help you in taking this first step, providing secure counselling and emotional support.

Confide In is confidential, delivering quality care, convenient, cost-effective, and there for you, whenever you need someone to talk to.

How Do I Work?

Emotional support is at your fingertips.

I provide in-person (in Cyprus) and online counselling and emotional support services with messaging, voice and video calls.

An initial discovery session is offered at no cost, to explore what your needs are, what you would like to work towards, and whether we are a good fit to be on the counselling journey together.

My approach is person-centred – to work where you are, using cognitive, behavioural, and mindfulness strategies. I am interested in the link between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, and how they may inhibit us in where we want to be.

What are Your Benefits?

Confidential

The service is secure and confidential.

Dependable

Confide In is reliability at its best, ensuring that you receive a response from your counsellor in a timely manner.

Convenience

Send a message or talk from anywhere. Busy lives are led, and it is understandable that seeking support may not always be easy. Confide In provides convenience in reaching out to your Counsellor.

Professional

Confide In is all about professionalism, with training and experience.

Cost-effective

Confide In is affordable, with flexibility in pricing.

About Me

My name is Valencia and I have been working as a Counsellor since 2014. I deliver quality care for a range of clients across different cultures, including refugees and asylum seekers. Having grown up in Hong Kong, I understand the city and what people might face. My sensitivity to cultures and the sub-cultures therein aid me in my counselling and in understanding the individuals that I work with.

I was drawn to counselling having neglected my own emotional wellbeing. As a result, I wish to make counselling as aware and accessible as possible, recognising the need for it in today’s young adult population.

I work to understand my clients, to give them the space and support they need, and work collaboratively on an approach to explore different perspectives and options. I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and change, that this needs to be harnessed with the right support.

Credentials

Master of Counselling, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

BSc Applied Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Who I Work With

I work one-on-one with adults for both short- and long-term work, according to their needs. I have experience in:

Depression

Work stress

Anxiety

Self-harm

Young adults

Abuse

News & Blogs

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Is Counselling For Me?

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Our Partnerships

Confide In recognises that partnerships with other individuals and organisations promotes Mental Health in the community.

We value our partners and collaborators, as we can have a greater impact and outreach when working together.

Since 2010, Wellspring is working for the support and restoration of individuals dealing with crises in their lives due to human trafficking, prostitution, or other related abusive situations.

Confide In is proud to stand with Wellspring in supporting their beneficiaries with all their psychological needs by providing counselling and emotional support services.

Do not use this website if you are in a life-threatening situation. Call your emergency services.