Whether you have decided counselling is for you or you need a little more information first, below are the most common questions I'm asked about couselling and any other information I think might be useful. If you can't find what you are looking for or you've found what you need and want to arrange an appointment, you can contact me by clicking on the link below.
Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems. This can include a wide range of stressful or emotional feelings. For example, a client may want to discuss how they feel they have "never lived up to their parents expectations". I'll provide a safe and confidential environment and help you to address your problems by helping you to clarify the issues and in many cases, see them in a different way, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness, with a goal to facilitating positive change.
Each session is £40. Consessionary rates are available on application.
Each session will usually last 50 minutes. This is flexible though and this is something we can talk about as part of the initial assessment.
It's hard to say. Everyone is different and bring their own experiences with them. To give you a ball park idea though, clients do seem to exhibit "signs of change" around the sixth session (and this is where we usually review your progress). Bear in mind that as sessions progress, new issues will more than likely arise and you'll start to see things from other angles that you may want to explore too. Having said that, you may have something very specific you want to work on and you may find you only need a handful of sessions. It really does depend on you.
Everything we discuss will remain 100% confidential, however, there are some exceptions, which we will discuss during our initital session together. Breaking of confidentiality is rare and if I was to make the decision to do so, I would discuss it with you before I did so.
If you are ever in a crisis, contact your GP, the Samaritans (call 116 123, www.samaritans.org), or, if necessary, emergency services.
Usually, once a week. Regular, weekly sessions, help build steady progress and gives you time to reflect on the work carried out. Frequency of sessions can be reviewed if more frequent or indeed, infrequent sessions are deemed beneficial.
No. For the therapeutic process to be effective, the person in question really needs to seek help themselves. I'm more than happy to take enquiries from you on behalf of someone else but you should have their full consent before doing so. I find many parents will enquire on behalf of their son and this is perfectly acceptable.
If you feel someone could benefit from counselling and would like to suggest it to them, try to be mindful of how the person may feel about what you are suggesting. Try to "put yourself in their shoes". Try and bring the subject up in private and express your concern without sounding judgemental, as best as you can. Offer your support but be respectful of the persons response to your suggestion.
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