What issues can counselling help you with?
Counselling can help you with a huge range of issues such as;
- Anxiety – Such as panic attacks, agoraphobia, generalised anxiety,
- Relationships – whether its break ups, divorce, affairs, choosing inappropriate partners, loneliness, life adjustments, marital problems, arguments, jealousy, wedding/premarital problems.
- Depression – including suicidal thoughts, low mood, social withdrawal, low self esteem.
- Phobias and fears.
- Addictions – including substance misuse, Alcohol dependent.
- Abuse – whether its verbal or/and physical.
- Bereavement and loss.
For more information, feel free to call me or you can find some information under the counselling page which you can read at your own leisure.
How do I start with a counsellor/psychotherapist?
You can phone or email me and I will be happy to discuss with you whether counselling is suitable for you. You can also use the FREE, no obligation 30 minutes to explore how counselling works and assess if this is beneficial to you to continue with.
How long do I need to see a counsellor for?
The number of sessions can differ from client to client. Since I work privately, you are not limited in the number of sessions you can have. All I ask of you is that when you do decide to cancel, is that you leave at least one session so that you can have a proper ending.
Will my counselling session be confidential?
All counselling sessions are confidential with the exception that you are a danger to yourself or others but I will discuss this with you before breaking any confidentiality. To protect your identity further, all notes that are in the office are also coded.
What happens if I miss therapy session?
If you decide to pursue counselling and are unable to attend I ask that you give at least 24 hrs notice. If no notice is given then the session is payable to you and if three sessions are missed consecutively then counselling will be terminated.
How do I pay for therapy sessions?
Your counsellor will take the full payment at the end of each session, either in cash or card. For telephone and skype counselling sessions, the payment should be made via bank transfer the day before.
Can I refer someone for counselling?
Due to counselling being a self investment into the individual’s health, friends, family and colleagues can not refer individuals to counselling, they can only recommend. I am happy to receive details of individuals that may need counselling but this should only be done with the person’s full consent.
What if I am not happy with the therapy I receive?
Complaints should be raised with me directly, as this way I may be able to solve the issue. If you are still not satisfied with the way your complaint has been dealt with, you can contact the BACP.