FAQ’s

Who seeks therapy?
It is normal for anyone to attend therapy regardless of gender, sexual orientation or religion.

What happens in therapy?
The sessions give you time to talk, to discuss what you want to without judgment. They provide a safe environment in which to explore your difficulties or concerns and we will work towards resolving them with you. There is also a practical psychological element where required, for example coping strategies for stress, anxiety and better sleep.

Which approach is best for me?
There are several recognised and established approaches including, but not limited to psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred. You may already have a favoured approach in mind or one that has been recommended to you. If not, contact us by phone or email in strict confidence to arrange an initial consultation to discuss which is best for you.

How long will I need to attend sessions?
There is no set number of sessions. This will depend on the issue(s) you bring to the sessions. CBT is usually short term, around six sessions, but person centred and psychodynamic can sometimes require longer.

What issues can be addressed in counselling?
Addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, work related stress, relationship issues, bereavement, OCD, low confidence/self esteem and others. We work with a full range of issues.

Do I need to sign a contract?
There is no contract to sign and no minimum number of sessions you need to commit to.

How often will we need to meet?
Sessions are usually weekly. This can be more or less depending on the issues(s) being addressed and your personal preference.

Are sessions confidential?
Yes, unless there is deemed a threat to your life or that of another or we are ordered to release information by a court of law. Issues may be discussed in supervision but anonymously.

Do you keep records?
We may keep brief clinical notes. They are kept securely and your name and other personal information will not be recorded on them, only a clinical code. Records are destroyed a year after your final session.

Will I need to pay for missed/Cancelled sessions?
If you give 48 hours notice of cancellation there is no charge. We reserve the right to charge in full if you give less than 48 hours notice, or fail to attend the session.

What is the Cost Per Session?
Each session costs £40 per hour.