Frequenty Asked Questions
What is counselling/ psychotherapy?
Talking Therapies are effective for common mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and stress. This involves speaking to a trained professional about your emotions, feelings, defences, and ways of coping. Talking Therapies can support you by providing a safe, non judgemental space to be heard and understood. Attachment psychotherapy delves into a deeper understanding of a client’s inner world, childhood experiences, early and current relationships, and its impact on their difficulties today.
Which professional body are you a member of?
What can I expect in the Initial Consultation?
The initial consultation is an opportunity to get to know each other. As I find out what brings you to therapy at this stage, you can also see my approach, style of work, and get to know me. This provides an opportunity for us both to ask questions and you can make an informed choice if you feel we can work together at this time. We will go over the contract for counselling, and also you can see what remote therapy is like.
How long is each session?
Each counselling session is 50 minutes, which is one 'counselling hour'.
How many sessions will I have?
This is dependent on your needs. In the initial consultation we can discuss what your hopes are of counselling and work together to see how many sessions would be appropriate. We will have a review every 6 sessions to see how you are doing.
What can I expect in online therapy compared to face to face?
Online therapy is just as effective as face to face therapy. Some advantages include flexibility, accessibility, and being in the comfort of your home or safe space. It is important to consider that you have a private space where you feel comfortable to share. We will discuss working online in the initial consultation.