Frequently Asked Questions

Can Counselling Help Me?

Counselling provides the individual the opportunity to talk in a confidential environment with a professional who is detached from the worries and concerns raised by the client. The counsellor will actively listen with empathy and unconditional positive regard to ensure the client feels safe and secure to explore anything that they feel they would like to address.

Are Our Sessions Private?

Yes. Counselling sessions are in strictest confidence. In some cases an exception may occur if child protection was an issue or a crime or fraud was to be committed (such as acts of terrorism or money laundering) or where there is a serious risk of self-harm or harm to another person/s. This would first be discussed with the client. Confidentiality is discussed in the first session before beginning.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

It is difficult to predict the number of sessions that may be required. Sometimes only a small amount of sessions may be needed, while others may need more. We will be regularly reviewing and discussing your progress together.

Can I Cancel at Any Time?

Unless unforeseen circumstances occur, I do ask that any change to the scheduling of pre-arranged appointments is notified by at least 48 hours to enable me to plan accordingly with your sessions and others.

I hope these answers may help a little when considering counselling, however, should you need to ask anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me.