F A Q's
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
How many sessions you need would depend mostly on you e.g. your motivation, availability, and what brings you to counselling,
Every client is different and I do not set a limit on how many or how few you will need. We will work this out together. I can offer long-term or short-term solutions.
Most people come for a weekly session. Where possible, this would be on the same day and at the same time to keep the rhythm of the counselling going.
However, people's commitments vary and change and I try to accommodate this.
Some people find that after eight sessions, they begin to understand what is going on for them and can feel the benefits. As the counselling relationship develops and the trust increases, others may take many more sessions to deal with deeper, core issues and to change old behaviour patterns.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF COUNSELLING WITH YOU IS FOR ME?
For counselling to be effective, it is important for you to feel safe to talk about anything and to feel that you can trust the counsellor. The first free 30 minute session provides you with an opportunity to talk a little about the reasons you want counselling and to ask me any questions you have. By then you will also have an idea as to whether you feel comfortable talking to me or not. There is no obligation to book further sessions after this initial one.
If you are unsure as to whether counselling is for you, please feel free to call me and we can discuss it further together.
IS IT CONFIDENTIAL?
Everything that is discussed is confidential.
This means I will keep everything that is said and takes place in the counselling room confidential.
The only time confidentiality would be breached is:
* If there is a disclosure of an ongoing abuse/neglect of a child or vulnerable adult;
* If I consider there is a danger to yourself or others.
DO YOU TALK TO ANYONE ELSE ABOUT ME?
All professional counsellors are required to have regular supervision to ensure the best practice and safety for their clients. I speak regularly with another experienced counsellor in the UK who is specialised in supervision for this purpose. My clients' personal details are not revealed during these meetings and I present my work as cases not as identifiable individuals
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
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