Your Questions Answered
Here are some questions that I am frequently asked about counselling and my practice. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me on:
What Is Counselling?
Counselling provides an opportunity for you to work with a trained professional, discussing experiences, thoughts, feelings and behaviours which may be causing you distress.
Counselling offers a safe and confidential space for you to be yourself and say what you feel without fear of judgement, criticism or shame.
Typically people come to counselling when they want to change something in their lives or explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in more depth.
Are there different types of counselling?
Yes, there are many different types of counselling (e.g: Psychoanalysis, Gestalt, CBT) and many different counselling methods (e.g: face-to-face, on-line, telephone).
I offer face-to-face counselling for individual adults. As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of counselling theories and techniques to meet individual needs. I think it is important that,'therapy is tailored to the client and not the client to the therapy'
How often would I need to attend counselling sessions?
I hold a minimum of one counselling session a week however, depending on the individuals needs, a different therapy schedule can be arranged.
How long does counselling last?
My counselling sessions last 60 minutes, however the number of counselling sessions you have depends on your circumstances and needs. Most clients choose either brief (6 sessions), time limited or on-going counselling. During our first session we will discuss which option works best for you.
How much does counselling cost?
My counselling fee is £40 a session and I also offer some concession fees.
What is the first step?
The first step can feel scary, especially when a situation is unknown. However, you can also view it as a step towards greater personal understanding and development. The first step is to make contact with me over the phone or via email. At this point you can tell me what is causing you distress, and if applicable we can arrange our first session. During our first session we will discuss the counselling process, clarify any unanswered questions and talk about your situation and whether counselling could help you.