After we first make contact, we will agree a time for an initial consultation. This session will last for 30 minutes, and is completely free of charge. The purpose of the initial consultation is to give us an opportunity to discuss the nature of your current problem, and then ascertain whether we wish to go on and work together.
Face to Face Counselling
Face-to-face sessions are one of the more popular therapy formats because they provide an opportunity for you to react to any emotions that arise there and then.
Telephone Counselling & Online/Video Counselling
For some, telephone counselling or online/video counselling offers a helpful alternative to face-to-face counselling. This involves talking to your counsellor over the phone or using a platform such as Zoom instead of attending in person. This form of counselling can be particularly useful for those too busy to attend face-to-face sessions and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. This format also tends to be more flexible and can potentially reduce waiting list times.
I am currently available during the following time. If none of these are suitable please contact me and we can discuss making other arrangements.
|Monday||09:00||17:00 (Evenings possible by prior arrangement)|
|Tuesday||09:00||17:00 (Evenings possible by prior arrangement)|
|Wednesday||09:00||17:00 (Evenings possible by prior arrangement)|
|Thursday||09:00||17:00 (Evenings possible by prior arrangement)|
|Friday||09:00||17:00 (Evenings possible by prior arrangement)|
|Saturday||By prior arrangement|
|Sunday||By prior arrangement|
What is counselling?
Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
A counsellor is not there to sit you down and tell you what to do. Instead, they will encourage you to talk about what’s bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. The counsellor may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping.
Counselling does not come in a cookie-cutter format and each session is generally tailored to the individual.