FAQ

How many counselling sessions do you think I will need?

Honest answer – I don’t know.  The reason being that counselling is a very individual thing.  Some people come because they know what the problem is but don’t know how to move forwards so they have an idea how long they want to attend counselling for.  Other people come because they don’t know where things have gone wrong and want to take their time looking at what they would like to change.

How long will I have to wait?

There is no waiting list and you should be able to have your first session within a few days of contacting me. I understand just how difficult it can be taking that first step and I can promise you will under no pressure whatsoever to make an appointment if you contact me. Some people prefer a little time to think about it.

Will I feel better after one session?

Some people say they felt better after one session, however, others have felt worse for a day or two but then said they began to feel better.

How long are the sessions?

The sessions are normally one hour long.

How often should I attend counselling?

You decide what suits you.  I understand that people’s lives are busy and it can be difficult to commit to weekly appointments on the same day at the same time, therefore, I work flexibly to allow you to access counselling whenever suits you.

Do I have to be ill to attend counselling?

No.  People come to counselling for many different reasons.   Counselling can help you make changes in your life if you feel stuck or want to set new life goals.

Do I have to talk to you face to face?

No.   Not everyone finds it easy, or is able, to attend face to face counselling for many different reasons.  Therefore, I offer online counselling (using Skype), telephone counselling and counselling via email.