What is counselling?
Talking to a trained person on your own about your problems - they are people who really listen. Counselling needs to be a voluntary relationship, which means you have a choice in whether you feel you want it or need it.
What happens on my first visit?
On your first visit you will meet and get to know your counsellor. You will talk about what you need and how your counsellor can help you.
How often are the sessions?
Your counselling sessions are usually every week and last one hour - you and your counsellor can arrange that between you.
What happens in the sessions?
You can look at how you're feeling with your counsellor in lots of different ways; by talking, drawing, using toys and being creative - whatever feels comfortable for you. The counsellor can also suggest strategies to help make daily life feel better.
How long will I be seeing the counsellor for?
You will see your counsellor for as long as you both feet you need to.
Will the counsellor tell anyone?
What you talk about will be kept safe from other people, but if you or someone else were at risk of being hurt, your counsellor will need to tell someone about that.
Is the counsellor qualified?
I am professionally qualified and working towards my accreditation.
What if I go for my first session, but then change my mind and don’t like the idea of counselling?
After the first session it is your choice as to whether you want to make another appointment, the appointment does not have to be made at the end of the session so you have the choice to notify me that it’s not for you.
How much does it cost?
£40.00 per 60 minute session.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.
What can CBT help with ?
Social anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Panic disorder (panic attacks), Post traumatic stress disorder.
What happens in CBT and how long does treatment last
Treatment lasts between 5 and 20 weekly sessions (depending on the severity of the problem) lasting around an hour each time.
We will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. I will not tell you what to do. Instead I will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation. I will be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.
How much is CBT per session ?
£40.00 per 60 minute session.