We all experience difficulties in life that seem just too much to bear at times. Counselling /Psychotherapy will give you the opportunity to talk through your difficulties in a confidential and comfortable setting. Talking therapies are known to help with a wide range of problems including relationship difficulties, anxiety/panic, depression, bereavement/loss, sexual abuse, trauma, stress, and workplace difficulties.
This is not an exhaustive list. We understand that you may just want to use your counselling to explore general difficulties, indeed it may be that you are unsure of what the root of your problem really is. Talking to someone outside of your immediate family or friends can be much easier and offers you the chance to truly explore your feelings. Counselling is not advice. Your therapist will help you to find your own way forward through offering support, encouragement and an empathic understanding of your difficulties.
All our therapists are highly qualified and registered with an appropriate professional body e.g. The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
A number of our therapists are also qualified couples counsellors. We offer a service to couples, married or partners. We also work with others experiencing relationship difficulties e.g. parent and adult child, work colleagues etc. Please feel free to ring in to discuss and to get further information.
Appointments for individual or couples therapy are available weekdays, evenings and at weekends to suit your needs.
What will my therapy cost?
The cost of your therapy will be determined by your therapist as they set their own charges. As a general guide you can expect to pay from thirty pounds per session for one to one therapy and from forty pounds per session for couples therapy.
How often will therapy take place?
Usually once per week. This allows you time to reflect on the work that you have done in between sessions. However, if you feel that you would like to attend more or less often you can discuss this with your therapist.
How long are the counselling sessions?
Normally fifty minutes or an hour. The number of sessions needed will depend very much on the difficulties that you are working through with your therapist.
What will happen if I miss my appointment?
Missed appointments or late cancellations are normally payable unless adequate notice is given. Your therapist will set his/her own terms.