Sessions are arranged on a regular once, twice or three times weekly basis to be agreed at the outset.
At each session the individual sets the agenda; you can decide what you wish to speak about, and the therapist provides a listening ear.
For many people, the sense of being listened to, and being able to speak without having to be concerned about being judged or about the emotional impact of what they’re saying, is significant in itself.
While people often seek counselling or therapy for help, counsellors or therapists do not provide advice, and will not tell people what to do.
Sessions continue for as long as the individual finds helpful, and you decide when you want to end. Its most helpful though if endings are discussed with your therapist, and prepared for over an agreed period of time. There is no set time over which therapy takes place. It's an individual choice.
For some, the help required is relatively brief - a number of months. Others decide to remain in therapy for a number of years. Others still regard therapy as an important ongoing component of their lives and so remain in therapy even longer than this.
Generally speaking, the more deep-rooted the problem or difficulty, the longer one should commit to psychotherapy for it to be beneficial.
What you pay is determined by how many sessions you wish to attend per week. A session (including initial consultations) lasts for 50 minutes.
My current rates are £60 for one session per week, £55 for two, £50 for greater frequency.
Discretionary reductions can be given to counselling and psychotherapy trainees who are required to undertake personal therapy as part of their training.
Feel free to call on, or text to
07976 924908, or email for current rates, or to arrange an initial consultation.
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