Frequently Asked Questions....Q - What is counselling and therapy?
They are both talking therapies that allow a person to discuss their feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential environment with a trained professional. It can be helpful to reflect on what might be causing you distress or to explore your thoughts and feelings more deeply. I aim to encourage you to talk openly and express how you really feel. I will be more of a facilitator; helping you to gain deeper understanding, perhaps uncovering unhelpful patterns of thinking and supporting you to find your own answers.
Q - How long will I need to come to counselling for?
This is totally up to you. We can talk about this together; some people want to start with an initial set number of sessions (perhaps six) and see how it goes. We can review this during our sessions and you can choose to end counselling whenever you wish. We would usually plan to meet regularly, at the same time, on the same day.
Q - Will counselling help me?
Counselling isn't a 'quick fix' cure, however, it can help to talk to somebody unrelated, professionally trained, in a confidential setting. Taking time out from your situation and exploring it in a safe environment can provide a fresh perspective and help you move forward in a positive way.
Q - What if I need to cancel our session?
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice then the full fee will be charged.
Q - What do you charge?
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session.
Q - Can I trust you?
You can absolutely trust me. Everything we talk about together is confidential and remains between us. I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework to uphold and practice client confidentiality.
Some exceptions to this are; if I am concerned about serious harm to you or another person.
Secondly, I have a legal obligation to report to the relevant authorities any disclosure of terrorism threat or drug trafficking.
All counsellors working under the professional body of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) are required to see a highly trained counsellor called a supervisor at regular times when working with clients. This is a confidential relationship in which aspects of client work are discussed, you are not identified by name. This ensures a high quality of service to you.
Q- What can I talk about?
You can talk about whatever you wish.
Q- How do I find you?
I offer counselling at The Eaves in Farnham, based above Robert Dyas in the town centre, walking distance from the train station. I have limited appointments at The Eaves in Godalming near to the town centre and two Guildford practices in the Parkland Estate in Stoughton, accessible from the A3.