Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are 50 minutes long.
How long will I need Counselling for?
An initial appointment can be arranged at which we can discuss your issues and how counselling might help you.This initial session will be free of charge. At this introductory session we can discuss the length of counselling.Generally, a period of six weeks is considered to be the minimum time to enable a useful amount of work together.Towards the end of this initial period,we will review the counselling, and you can decide whether you would like to continue.
How much does it cost?
The initial consultation is free of charge. Sessions arranged after this are on a weekly basis,and the fee is £50.00 per session. This is paid at the end of each session,by cash or by cheque.
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Usually, these terms both refer to "talking therapy" where a client and counsellor/psychotherapist meet regularly and the therapy takes place through the interactions between them in the session.
Many aspects are similar, but in general terms, Counselling refers to therapy where most interactions are around the client's consciously experienced thoughts and feelings; Psychotherapy where interactions also involve thoughts and feelings which the client may hold at a less consciously aware level.
In practice, most sessions involve both levels. Often,the longer the therapy progresses, the more proportion of time is spent looking at the less conscious ("unconscious") aspects.