Questions about Counselling?

A list of questions you may want to ask.

1. What can I expect from the counselling sessions?

The first session will include an assessment to identify the things you feel comfortable to talk about and to tell me what you hope to get from the sessions. You will experience the counselling space and me as your counsellor so you can make an informed choice to continue or not.

Anything that we discuss in these sessions is confidential and will remain this way unless there is a disclosure of any harm to yourself or others.

2. How long does each counselling session last?

The sessions will last 50mins at the allocated day and time slot that we have agreed with each other.

3. What happens if I cannot attend a session?

I operate a 48hr cancellation policy if you cannot attend your session, unless there is an emergency or you are taken ill on the day. Otherwise you will still have to pay for your session if you don’t cancel in time.

4. What if I don’t feel comfortable with you?

I hope we can explore this during the sessions and see if we can work through this, but ultimately you have the choice to stop the sessions if you don’t feel comfortable at any time or if you are not benefiting from the sessions. I want you to be honest and trust your feelings in the moment, in the counselling space that I am providing, otherwise you may not open up with me and more importantly you may not be able to address anything you were hoping to explore with me.

5. Are the sessions confidential?

Yes, all the sessions are confidential, as I have to abide by the BACP code of ethics to ensure that I am working in a safe and professional way with all of my clients. I will have regular supervision sessions to support my work with all clients, so I will discuss my work with my clients with my supervisor so that I can offer the best and safe way of working with you. I will only break confidentiality if you tell me that you are planning to harm yourself or others. 

6. What type of counsellor are you?

I am trained as a Person Centred Counsellor but I also use other therapies like Psychodynamic, CBT, Existentialism and Art, but the main thing I do is I work with whatever you want to bring in the session and also our relationship is an important part of the therapy. I aim to be  honest with you in the counselling session without being judgmental and hopefully we will then be able to explore the issues that you want to look at in the coming weeks. 

Contact me in confidence on t: 07505 749 946 or click here for email, daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.