10 Ways Counselling Can Help You
You find relationships difficult
Bad things always happen to you
You can't say "no"
You can't control your anger
You feel guilty
You behave in different ways for different people so they like you
You're finding it difficult to cope after a separation, death or divorce
You feel sad and can't "pull yourself together"
You have painful memories
You want to change
Feel safe with me
It is difficult and painful to confront problems so I will not judge you when you share them
It is difficult to trust when you have been badly hurt so I will never try to push you further than you want to go
Your concerns will be listened to because if they are important to you they are important to me
Be treated as an individual
You will be accepted as you are even if that does not match up to the way you think you should be
You will be given a chance to understand and change your life but you will not be diagnosed or told what is best for you
A Beginner’s Guide to Counselling
WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?
Nothing! This is your time and it is about you. You know your reasons for attending counselling and what you want from it. I believe it is as you meet true respect for you as an individual that healing takes place. Therefore I will not push you to meet my objectives but enable you to identify and meet your own. It may be difficult for you at first to even talk, and I understand that. Trust takes time.
Everyone has to start somewhere. At the first
Please be assured that what you tell me stays between the two of us, but there are some important exceptions. As a professional
LENGTH AND NUMBER OF SESSIONS
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and the number of sessions is individual to you and your circumstances. Please ask me for more information.
FREQUENCY OF SESSIONS
I work with my clients on a weekly
Each session costs £50. Fees may be paid by cash or bank transfer.
Whilst I understand that unexpected events occur, non-attendance at appointments affect both the counselling process and the individuals concerned. It represents a lost opportunity for me to help clients who could have used the appointment. Regretfully I will make a charge for cancelled sessions.
Sometimes counsellors and clients are not suited, perhaps because the client has
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. If you are at all uncertain about the way we are working together, in the first instance I would appreciate you telling me of your concerns. If you feel unable to do so or we are unable to resolve the issue you may contact BACP who will assist.