FAQ

What is counselling?

Counselling offers the opportunity to explore issues in a private setting with someone who has no role in your life.
Many people find that talking things over with a trained Counsellor can offer a new perspective.
Counselling is not the same as giving advice. Counselling is a joint process that requires your motivation and active involvement.

How can I help?

As a counsellor I will seek to help you focus on, and understand more clearly, the issues that concern you.
I will respect your own values, choices and lifestyle and work together with you towards making choices or changes that are right for you.

What is CBT?

CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act.

What is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional Analysis is defined as a system of popular psychology based on the idea that one’s behaviour and social relationships reflect an interchange between parental (critical and nurturing), adult (rational), and childlike (intuitive and dependent) aspects of personality established early in life.

How much does a therapy session cost?

The cost for individuals is £35 per 60 minute session. The fee is payable at the end of each session either by cash or cheque.

How often and how long is the therapy/counselling?

Counselling can be effective in both the short term (6 – 12 sessions) and longer term (6 months up to 2 years, sometimes longer). The length of the therapy will depend on what you wish to work on and develop in your life. Sessions are generally held on a weekly basis for 60 minutes.

What is your policy regarding cancellation?

48 hours’ notice of cancellation is required. If you cancel within this period, (giving less than 48 hrs notice) you may be charged for the session. This policy does not apply to exceptional circumstances, such as medical emergencies.