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:
077 06 513 559 or Counsellingminds@yahoo.co.uk
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, online, 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 individual's 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 ongoing counselling. During our first session, we will discuss which option works best for you.
How much does counselling cost?
My counselling fee is £45 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 self-care and development. You can contact me via phone or email, at which point we can discuss what is causing you distress, and if appropriate arrange our first session.
During our first session, we will discuss the counseling process, clarify any unanswered questions and talk about your situation and whether counseling could help you.