Frequently asked questions...
How long will I need counselling? The amount of time you are in counselling can vary, depending on what brings you and what you are hoping to achieve. The pace and content is determined by you and we can discuss this at the initial session and at various points throughout the therapy.
How do I know if counselling is for me? Many people experience symptoms, such as panic/anxiety attacks, depression, low self esteem, post traumatic stress, whilst others become aware that 'things do not feel right'. Working together we can explore the root cause. You probably will not know if it is right for you or how it feels until you try it. It can also depend on the therapist, approach and where you are, in your life, at that time.
How do I know what Counsellor to choose? Counsellor's work in many different ways, using several types of theoretical approaches and techniques. It is perhaps more about finding someone that you are comfortable with and their way of working. What I would stress is that you ensure the Counsellor is qualified and a member of a governing body, such as BACP. Ask questions, for example, methods of working, qualifications, etc.
How much do you charge? My fee is £45 for individuals and £50 for couples, for a 50 minute session. I also offer concessions for students or those who are finding it difficult to financially access counselling.
What is the difference between a Counsellor & Psychotherpist? Not a lot really, just a difference in terminology.
What sort of issues does counselling help with? It can help with so many things; depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, sexuality, sexual issues, abuse (emotional, physical & sexual), loss, redundancy, ill health, anger management, affairs, divorce and separation, parenting, self esteem, stress....
How quick will I start feeling better? This is really dependent on the issues that are being worked on. Be prepared to feel up and down before gaining more of an equilibrium.
Can I trust you? Yes you most certainly can, though this may take time for you to feel you can trust me. Please feel free to talk through what trust means to you and your understanding of confidentiality, within the counselling.
What do I do, as a client, in therapy? To make the most of therapy it helps to be open, say how your really feel and give feedback on your experience of the therapy.
How do I find you? I'm easy to find on the map or using a sat nav...no complicated routes or traffic to battle with. Located on the outskirts of Farnham, with parking.
"Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn"
M. Scott Peck, 1936-2005 American Psychiatrist & Writer