Coming for individual therapy allows you to have a space just for you. A space where you can explore and be curious about you. I will endeavour to make sure that I am the right counsellor for you and to sit by your side in your counselling journey.
So what happens is that we first meet for an assessment for about fifty minutes to an hour. This is really where I am making sure that the counselling I can offer is right and appropriate for you. If I feel that this is not the case we would discuss this and I would suggest other therapies or counselling that might be more useful and appropriate for you.
ONGOING INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING SESSIONS
At the start it is preferable to have weekly sessions, although I am very aware of the impact on finances too. Later, we can then discuss having fortnightly sessions as this sometimes also allows more time to reflect what has been talked about and complete any exercises that we may have discussed and agreed upon.
COUNSELLING IS A JOURNEY
Coming to counselling is a journey and can be very emotionally draining at times. I am very aware of saying this but I feel it is important for you to know this and we can of course discuss this further and more in depth at the Initial Assessment and ongoing sessions. Counselling allows you a space, place and time to reflect on your life journey so far, working in the here and now but hopefully moving towards the future having had the benefit of counselling to empower you and enhance your onward life journey.
I look forward to working with you and supporting you in a safe, kind and empathetic therapeutic space. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, queries or concerns, I will be happy to discuss further, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on my mobile (0798) 1261526.
Getting Started is Easy
This initial session is an important first step in your counselling journey.
Flexible session times to suit your needs via zoom
Type of Sessions
Face to Face Counselling – NO – due to Covid 19
Home Visits – NO – due to Covid 19
Online Counselling – YES
Telephone Counselling – YES
Confidentiality & Safety
The counselling I offer is a private and confidential form of help. I hold information about each of my clients and the counselling they receive in confidence. This means that I will not normally give your name or any information about you to anyone outside the organisation. However, there are exceptional cases where I might ethically or legally have to give information to relevant authorities, for example, if I had reason to believe that someone, especially a child, is at serious risk of harm.
If you come with a partner/wife/husband, I may suggest seeing each of you individually. It is important for you to know that what is said in those individual sessions will be confidential and not shared with your partner/wife/husband.
Controlling and coercive behaviour is an issue for many people who come to Counselling for help with their relationship. From my experience working with couples or family members may not be safe. If this is so, I would suggest that each person to get individual specialist support from another supportive and reputable agency.