Frequently Asked Questions
What is counselling?
Counselling is a safe place for you to explore what is troubling you as an individual (adult or teenager), couple or family.
- Relationship counselling – you may come on your own or as a couple. You do not need to be in a relationship to have support with these issues.
- Family counselling – you may come on your own, with a partner or family member(s)
- Teenagers - For teenagers and young people I realise it can be scary and overwhelming so if you prefer you could bring someone along to the first session, if that makes you more comfortable, but I would suggest that they only join us for the first part of the session. It is really important that you have the opportunity to talk about what is going on for you without worrying about anyone else.
Is it confidential?
Yes, I offer a confidential counselling service, except in very specific circumstances, for example if you tell me that someone is at risk of serious harm.
What if I don’t know what to say?
I understand that you may feel anxious at first but I will ask you some questions which will help me to understand what you want from counselling and whether that is something I can help you with. I will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns. It is important that you feel comfortable enough with me to be open and honest.
How long is each counselling session and how many sessions will I need?
Each session of counselling lasts one hour. As everyone’s needs are different it is difficult to know whether the work will be short term or long term but that is something we can discuss. We will have regular reviews to ensure you are getting what you want out of the counselling sessions and that we are continuing to work towards your goals.
How much will counselling cost?
£40 for teenagers and young people
£40 for individuals
£45 for couples and families
How much notice do I need to give if I need to cancel a counselling appointment?
24 hours’ notice is the minimum amount I require but as much time as possible would be helpful for me.
How to make contact
Even if you're not yet sure if I can help, do feel free to contact me to discuss whether counselling would be useful for you as an individual, couple or family. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation. If after that discussion you're ready to make a first appointment we can arrange a convenient date and time for us to meet. The counselling sessions will take place at a community building in Lutterworth, easily accessible from anywhere in South Leicestershire, address below:
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