Frequently Asked Questions
What are the fees for sessions?
Therapy sessions are priced at £80 per 50 minute session for adults and children, and £140 for couples counselling. A reduced rate is available to students and those in receipt of certain benefits upon providing evidence. Payments can be made in cash or by BAC's.
What is counselling?
The BACP definition of counselling/ psychotherapy states that “Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing”.
Why should I have counselling?
Talking to family and friends can be useful but they may give advice which is unhelpful, or you may not want to share your problems with them. Therapy provides a confidential, non-judgemental, comfortable environment to feel at ease to talk freely about issues affecting your life, without feeling shame or embarrassment. We will work together to find insights and solutions that are empowering and more helpful for you.
How many sessions will I need?
The length of time a client comes to counselling/psychotherapy is completely their choice. There is no minimum or maximum to the number of sessions you must or should attend. Typically sessions will be reviewed periodically to ensure you are getting what you need form the therapeutic relationship. For the counselling projects we run the sessions offered are six in total because of the funding limitations. If you get to the end of therapy and feel that you would benefit from more support then we will discuss the options available to you.