What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems and explore difficult feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling aims to help you deal with issues that are confusing, painful or uncomfortable.
It is an opportunity to speak to a professional who is caring, non-judgmental and independent. During counselling you can explore your options and you will be supported to make your own choices. You may feel more in control of your situation and more able to make changes in your life.
Talking Therapies can help with: Abuse, addictions, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, family/carer/relationship issues, health related issues, identity problems, loss, personal development, phobias, post-traumatic stress, pregnancy related issues, self-esteem/low self-confidence, sexuality issues, stress, work related issues and many other personal issues.
The first session will last 60 minutes (all subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes). Our Counsellor will listen to your concerns and worries and assess if counselling is suitable for your needs. It is a chance to ask questions and decide what it is you want to achieve from counselling. It will be explained how sessions are conducted and ensure that you are comfortable and happy about entering into counselling. Professional considerations will be explained - such as confidentiality and frequency of sessions etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If you have any questions which are not answered above please email or telephone the practice and Julia will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We do not provide crisis intervention. If you require immediate help in between sessions, please contact your GP, NHS Direct, Mental Health Matters or Samaritans who have telephone help lines.