The BACP explain 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 or enhance their wellbeing.”
I provide an introductory session which allows you the opportunity to meet me and see if you feel we are a ‘good fit’. It is important to the therapeutic relationship that you feel comfortable with whom you are entrusting intimate details of your life.
During this first session I will explain in detail how the process works, ensuring that you understand it is a safe, non-judgemental space where you can talk freely, honestly and in confidence. I will explain how I work in a non-directive, empathic way that empowers you in the therapeutic process. I’ll never tell you what to do or how to feel but together we will explore what is going on for you.
This is a difficult question to answer as your journey is unique to you. It will very much depend on why you are seeking counselling. There is no set number of sessions that you need to have. We work together and assess your progress. This allows you to decide when you would like the therapeutic process to end.
It is natural to feel apprehensive about counselling. Taking the first step can be really daunting. I find having a chat over the phone before inviting you into the practice can help put you at ease. This also gives you the opportunity to gain a little more information and ask any questions you have.
I have various appointment times available between the hours of 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday at my practice in Morley. Appointments outside of these times can be arranged for sessions via Zoom.