These Counselling FAQs aim to give you more of an insight into what is expected in the counselling sessions and which areas of counselling can be provided to you. 

What areas could counselling help with?

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons.  Areas I can help with include:

  • Low self esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Anger management
  • Relationships
  • Work related stress
  • Coping with change
  • Change
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal thoughts

How long do sessions last?

A session is 50 minutes long and begins at the time booked.  Usually these sessions are at the same time each week.

How many sessions will I need?

This is mutually agreed.  I normally recommend 6 sessions initially, however, we can then review if you wish to continue with more sessions. 

What happens if I miss a counselling session?

Please give at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation, otherwise a fee may be charged.  Missed appointments without 24 hours’ notice given will incur a full fee.  You will not be charged if I have to cancel a session and I will give you as much notice as possible if I am going to be away.

Is what I tell you confidential?

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical framework.  Everything you tell me is confidential to allow safety and privacy.  I would only break confidentiality if you give me consent for the confidence to be broken; where I am compelled by a Court of Law or when I hear that you or somebody else is at immediate risk of harm.

Where can I find out more about counselling?

 The following websites can provide you with additional information about counselling.

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