Frequently Asked Questions
How long will counselling last?
How long counselling lasts is entirely personal to you, what you would like to work on and how. Everyone works at their own pace and you may find that during your counselling you encounter more material that you wish to work on, or you may find that you're feeling a lot better and feel ready to end sooner than you expected.
I deliver both short-term and long-term counselling and when we meet we can explore your goals for therapy and how many sessions this is likely to require, then review your progress as we go along.
How will I know if it is helping me?
The way a client experiences a session is unique to them and all sessions are different. However, a good indication is a feeling of relief and outlet by talking to a counsellor in confidence, and, over time, increased clarity over your circumstances. Counselling isn't always easy though, it can be hard work! So if it involves talking about difficult experiences or material, it is not unusual to temporarily feel worse as you work through things that are painful for you, before starting to feeling better. This is what makes counselling a therapeutic and cathartic process, as you work to let out what is burdening you or causing you pain.
what happens if I miss a session?
I understand that life happens 0r we can fall ill and this can mean that it is not always possible to attend a scheduled session. That's why I have a 72 hour cancellation policy. Cancelling a session is quick and easy to do, you can contact me before your session via e-mail, text or phone. Where possible and if requested I will try to reschedule your session for another day or time that week, depending on availability.
If your cancellation is up to 72 hours before your session (3 days), your refund for your pre-paid session will be released the same day or put towards your next session.
Please note that sessions cancelled with less than 72 hours notice are charged at the full rate.