Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues; it allows people to discuss their problems and feelings in a safe, confidential environment.
You may have something that you feel you would like to discuss and explore to help with some healing or progress in your life.
Counselling can also bring some clarity to your thoughts and feelings. So maybe there is not a specific issue that you would like to resolve, but a sense of being “out of sorts” and wanting to look at settling that feeling and gain understanding.
Counselling can help you cope with:
Counselling can also help with finding out how we tick, help us to understand ourselves and from there look at life and relationships differently. Emotional intelligence is a great benefit to enable us to enjoy life more.
Counselling 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.
Counselling does not come in a standard format and each session is tailored to the individual. There is flexibility within this type of therapy that allows for a variety of counselling formats, including:
We offer counselling to adults, couples, young people and children, either short or long term. We also offer clinical supervision to practising counsellors and therapists, support workers, schools and organisations.
How do I start counselling?
We always begin with an initial consultation meeting. At this meeting we will gather some information from you about your personal history, contact details, and medical history where relevant, and we would like to hear something of the issues that you might like to work on. We will also discuss what you would like to get from counselling and how long we might work together if you decide to continue.
To make an appointment please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07788 972623
How long do people stay in counselling?
There is no single answer to this question. It varies enormously and is very much an individual thing. For some people short-term work is ideal while others will gain great benefit from working for longer periods. We can discuss this at our initial consultation; we usually recommend 6 sessions initially and to review this together on a regular basis. You can choose to stop the sessions at any time.
How much does it cost?
We offer low cost counselling for individuals and couples.
Individual counselling - £45 per 50 minute session
Student rate - £30 for counsellors in training on recognised Diploma courses
Couples counselling: £70 per 80 minute session
Clinical Supervision - for counsellors, therapists, support workers, schools and organisations - £60 per 90 minute session