Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re thinking about finding someone to talk to and help you with any problems you feel you might have, it’s common to have loads of questions. I’ve gathered together some of the most common ones for you to have a read through. If you want to ask a question I haven’t cover here please get in touch.
What's the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling can take place individually, in couples or in groups depending on your needs or what you feel most comfortable with.
In Psychotherapy the focus is on a deeper level, a process that can painful, but will ultimately lead to more personal happiness and healthier relationships. The aim is to build self-awareness, compassion, understanding, respect, empathy and acceptance towards yourself and others.
Will seeing a therapist help me?
How long will I need to attend?
Provided I consider it to be in your best interest, you can choose how long we work together. I will not encourage you to stay longer than necessary.
How frequent/long are the sessions?
For individuals initially the sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. For couples the frequency of sessions will be agreed depending of the need and what feels right to you and last for 75 minutes.
What if I can't keep an appointment will I have to pay?
Is what I say treated in confidence?
Yes, what you say is treated in confidence. There are some circumstances in which there are limits to confidentiality related to risk. For instance, if I felt you presented a serious risk of harm to yourself or to others I am bound by a duty of care to inform the relevant authorities.