In the first session your counsellor will talk you through your needs assessment and get a clear understanding of what is important to you, your expectations of counselling, and agree how we will work together moving forward.
This is also your time to figure out if we are right for you. The first 30 minutes is free. If you are comfortable to complete the whole hour, a £20 fee is required.
Counselling is a journey of discovery led by your wants and needs at your own pace. Our therapies are led by fully trained counsellors that will listen to you and help you find ways to deal with emotional and psychological issues.
Each therapy package is uniquely designed for you and the approaches used are matched to your individual needs.
It is rare that a client feels instantly better after one session of counselling. Trauma, emotional or psychological, can be like a festering wound that has scabbed over. Just like an infected wound, it hurts and throbs until the infection is cleaned out. If left, the infection spreads.
To clean out a wound you first have to pick off the scab and then flush out the mess. Only then can the wound heal properly.
We believe that scars signify a battle won; a wound healed.
If you are looking to start or continue telephone or video counselling, lockdown will not affect your sessions or their delivery. If you are receiving face to face sessions, they will have to switch to telephone or video counselling sessions until lockdown is lifted. No new face to face sessions will be started during lockdown. We are happy to continue face to face after lockdown has been lifted.