FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It can feel daunting and intimidating when considering counselling and therapy, what happens during a session, what happens afterwards?
How many sessions will I need? How much will it cost?
These are just some of the questions you may have and here, hopefully, many of these questions and more are answered.
If after reading this page, you feel that your questions are not answered, please contact me and I will help as best as I can and we can work together to find the answers and what works best for you.
You are more than welcome to call to discuss what you need, think about how things work and ask any questions that you have, with no charge and no obligation to book a session.
An initial session is a shorter session with a lower rate, the purpose of this is for you meet with me, talk about what you need, get a feel for if this is for you, and to have the process and how things work explained. If you decide to go ahead we will also complete the initial paperwork so that when next come if you so choose we can begin to work. There is no obligation to book further sessions it is completely your choice.
All individual sessions are a for 50 minutes duration, family sessions are for 60 minutes
There are a variety of valid reasons that people come to counselling/psychotherapy. It may be that the need is to talk through things like; difficult life events, bereavement, anxious feelings, feeling depressed, relationship difficulties, stress, trauma or abuse.
Counselling and psychotherapy can also help if you are feeling like you are stuck or need a new direction, or not fulfilled with your everyday life and need support with focus and direction.
Full details of my fees can be found here. As for how many sessions that are needed this depends on you, and what progress you feel you are making. We will regularly review progress and you are never committed or expected to book further sessions.
Counselling and psychotherapy provides you with a safe environment in which to explore your feelings and any issues or difficulties you may be experiencing that are concerning you. This time in a supported non-judgemental space can help you sort through and process your feelings, to explore and understand things more clearly, change the way you react, and help you to perhaps see things in a different light.
As this is led by you the client, it is completely up to you to decide what is best for you, if you feel that it is not for you that is ok. This is the reason I provide a free initial telephone call and lower rate initial session to help you get a sense of if this for you. However even if you chose to begin working and then change your mind then we can discuss this and you can decide not to book any further sessions.
There are a variety of valid reasons that people come to counselling/psychotherapy. It may be that the need is to talk through things like; difficult life events, bereavement, anxious feelings, feeling depressed, relationship difficulties, stress, trauma or abuse. Counselling and psychotherapy can also help if you are feeling like you are stuck or need a new direction, or not fulfilled with your everyday life and need support with focus and direction.
Just call, email or text and we can change the appointment, life can happen and I try to be flexible, I do ask for 24 hours notice of a cancellation so if an appointment is missed or cancelled with less that 24 hours notice I reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee as stated in the fee sections but I am open to discuss this depending on the circumstances.
Counselling and Psychotherapy share some commonalities, both concentrate upon creating a therapeutic relationship for the client to support them in discovering their inner resources to help them with the challenges they are facing. Psychotherapy can be described as longer term in nature than counselling, which can be viewed as more focused on a particular area of difficulty. Psychotherapy seeks to explore and understand how our past maybe effecting us in the present especially around our understanding of ourselves and the potential patterns we may be repeating.
There are plenty of ways to contact me for a chat about if therapy is for you, you can fill in the enquiry form below, drop me a text, give me a call or send me an email. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
If I am in a session I won’t be able to reply straight away, but I do check and reply to all forms of contact as soon as I am able.