What is counselling?
Whatever their worrying issues are, clients come to counselling because they no longer want to feel the way they have been feeling. They want to make a change.
I believe that every one of us has the resources and abilities within ourselves to reach our full potential and by discovering and understanding our strengths, things can become a lot clearer to us.
How can counselling help me?
Counselling can provide a safe place in which to talk in confidence about your concerns and issues. It can help to focus on the areas of difficulty in your life with someone who will not judge or criticise you and will support you throughout.
How long is a counselling session?
Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes. Even if a session starts late, it would still need to end after 50 minutes.
How often are the sessions?
Sessions are usually weekly, but this can vary and we will discuss this at the first introductory session.
How many sessions will I need?
This can vary. You are in control of how many sessions you feel you need. I would suggest we think of 6 sessions initially, but for some people a few sessions may be all they need, while others require longer therapy.
What about confidentiality?
Confidentiality is very important in the counselling relationship. Everything we discuss will be held in the strictest confidence unless there is reason for concern for either yourself or others. I work within the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to the Data Protection Act principles and I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.