Counselling and Psychotherapy in Retford, Worksop and Doncaster
Q. What happens should I wish to explore further?
A. With the outcome of therapy greatly influenced by the quality of the relationship we build, you may need to visit more than one counsellor before you find someone you feel comfortable enough to work with. I offer a free 30-minute introductory session, to see if I am the right person for you, and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me, and the process of counselling. At the same time, this gives me the opportunity to find out more about you, and what problems you are seeking help with. Rest assured that there is no obligation after this initial session if you feel either myself, or the time is not right for you to continue.
Q. How long are the sessions?
A. Should you wish to continue, counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and, where possible, are at the same time each week.
Q. How many sessions will I 'need?'
A. As every person coming to therapy is a unique individual, there isn’t a definitive answer to this. However, we would discuss this at the initial assessment, decide on a way forward and review our work together at regular intervals.
Q. Is what we talk about confidential?
A. The sessions are an opportunity to speak freely about your life. What we talk about is confidential, barring very specific circumstances that we would talk about during the assessment. I am bound by the ethical code of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am a member.
Q. How much do sessions cost?
A. Each session is £40 (Discretionary discounts may be possible for counselling students and people on low income). We will arrange a regular time to meet each week. Continuity and regular attendance are important in therapy as they give a structure to the process. I ask clients to pay at the beginning of each session but I cannot take card payments unfortunately.