Counselling can help you to focus on particular difficulties at an immediate level. Counselling can help you understand your-self and the difficulties that you are going through. It can help you feel more able to cope with life events.
Counselling does not tell you what to do; on the contrary, it respects your rights to make your own decisions.
Counselling sessions will last 50 minutes.
Counselling is held once a week at the same time each week. I offer open ended counselling, which means you can choose to have as many sessions as you need.
To ensure open exploration of the concerns that have brought you therapy, all sessions will be conducted in a safe and confidential manner. Exceptions to confidentiality include the following:
If it was felt that there was a confidentiality issue this will be discussed with you prior to disclosure.
Where possible, it is best practice to have Counselling face to face. I do provide telephone counselling for those who are unable to attend the office and I am happy to discuss this with you further.
Please give as much notice as possible if you are not going to be able to attend. If you give less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged the full rate.
Different people will get different results from their therapy experience. Recent studies from the International Centre for Clinical Excellence showed that 80% of clients in Counselling and Therapy end up better off than those who didn’t seek help.
Counselling will be available at the scheduled appointment time. Unfortunately I am not able to provide an emergency service to you, and you will need to seek other resources for help during a crisis. At such times please contact your GP, or if necessary, emergency services. Please also see useful links for more information.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation. Contact me for an appointment.
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