Frequently Asked Questions
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy and allows you to discuss any problems or difficult feelings in a safe and confidential environment.
How will I feel?
Counselling is a personal process, you are encouraged to talk about what’s bothering you in order to uncover any root causes. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful and difficult feelings, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. As counter intuitive as this might sound, it’s a sign that you’re on the way to feeling better long-term. Usually it will take several sessions before they start to make a difference, however on some occasions a few sessions may be enough.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depend on the reasons you’re seeking counselling in the first place. It takes time to build trust which is crucially important for the counselling to be effective. The process moves at your pace, if you want to work deeply, that work takes time and deserves care. The work may require a few sessions and sometimes it may continue over several weeks or months. We will discuss this during the initial session.
How long does a session last?
Sessions will be 50 minutes.
How often will I need a session?
Most people have sessions once every week, but frequency can change according to your needs.
Will you give me feedback or advice?
No, I will not give advice, suggestions or judge you in any way. The aim of counselling is to help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and your thought process in order to guide you to find your own solutions to problems.