Frequently Asked Questions

What do counsellors do?

Counsellors provide a safe and confidential space to help you look at problems you may be facing or areas of your life that may be troubling you. Counsellors will not give advice, but listen and respond in a way that can help you gain deeper self-awareness as well as more insight in relation to any current life issues.

Can counselling help me?

People seek counselling for a number of reasons, Counselling can help you gain more clarity in relation to specific areas of life as well as giving you the space to explore complex personal issues. Counselling can also help you manage anxiety, stress or work through a traumatic event.

How long should I see a counsellor for?

The number of sessions you have will depend on you and the issues you wish to work through in counselling. The process can last a few weeks or a few years. You can discuss this with your counsellor in the first session where you will be supported to think about what is right for you.

How do I book a session?

To book a counselling session you can call or send an email to arrange an initial appointment. Once the booking has been confirmed, an email will be sent confirming the booking and provide you with further details. If you are unsure about making a booking but would like to find out more about counselling or ask specific questions, feel free to get in touch to arrange a free twenty minute telephone consultation.

What will happen on the first session?

During an initial session an assessment will take place where you will be asked what has brought you to counselling at this time, what you would like to gain from the process and discuss how counselling can help. You do not have to talk about anything you do not wish to share, the pace and depth of the process will be lead by you. The first session is also an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable with the process and decide if you would like to continue.