FAQ

FAQ

What issues can you help me with?

Counselling/ psychotherapy has supported and enabled many people gain relief and learn effective strategies, tools for tackling a diverse range of challenges including:

Issues Covered:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Bulmia
  • Career
  • Chronic Fatigue – ME
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Difficult life events
  • Health related Issues.
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Self Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self identity
  • Self Injury
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma related issues
  • Work Bullying

If there is something you wish to discuss that is not on the list above, please contact me to discuss this further.

 

Will my sessions be confidential?

Trust is paramount within the therapeutic relationship therefore your confidentiality is at the core of our work. I will not discuss you or what our sessions entail with anyone, unless I have your permission to do so. I adhere to the BACP ethical framework therefore I would need to breach confidentiality if you disclosed that you were at risk of harming yourself, harming another person or if a person was seriously harming you or a child. If you are involved with any terrorist activity or money laundering I’d have to pass this information onto my Supervisor.  In such instances I will make every effort to discuss the situation with you first.

As a requirement of good ethical practice and a commitment to continuing therapeutic excellence, I’d discuss our work with my supervisor. My supervisor does not have access to your personal details and is bound by the same rules of confidentiality.

If you have any queries about confidentiality please do not hesitate to let me know and I will be pleased to respond.

 

How Often are Appointments?

Because this format is proven effective, normally appointments are at the same time on the same day at weekly intervals. For people who have a work schedule, family or other personal circumstances, which prevents their ability to attend a regular time, I can provide ad hoc appointments. If you require flexibility please feel free to discuss this with me further.

 

How many sessions will I need?

Several things can influence how long you will engage within therapy. These include:

The length of time that you have been having difficulties

The degree of change that you want to achieve

Your level of self -confidence

How effective psychotherapy is for you.

Fundamentally I believe, you will know when you no longer need therapy because you will have achieved the changes you want. If initially, you are not sure how long you need, as the work progresses, you will get a sense of what works best for you and we can discuss together your progress.

 

How can Counselling/Psychotherapy help me?

Counselling/psychotherapy can help you to gain insight and understanding within yourself and how you have and want to lead your life. It can encourage and help you to develop new tools and strategies to overcome your difficulties and achieve a more content and fulfilling life.

It can also enable you to accept past and present experiences and create alternative ways to resolve and change the issues you first brought to therapy.

Counselling offers a great learning opportunity in which you can build self-confidence, resiliency and strengthen your own self- awareness and identity.