Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
In the UK the two terms are used interchangeably. For me counselling is a response to a here and now issue which can be resolved relatively quickly. Psychotherapy is a term more often used to describe work with people whose issues are longer lasting and usually originate in a person's childhood.
What will happen in the first session?
In the first session we work together to find out what is troubling you and what you are hoping to gain from counselling. Every client has differing needs and one of the decisions you are free to make is whether or not I am the right counsellor for you.
How often will I need to attend?
I like to see people once a week. This is important for building a relationship to help people explore and work through most presenting issues.
How many sessions will I need?
This will be discussed at your first appointment, but is always led by what you, the client needs
Do you work to an ethical framework?
I am accredited by BABCP which has a strict Code of Ethics and a complaints procedure. I also hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
If you are covered by Medical Insurance I am registered with Nuffield Health, Vitality Health, Aviva, Moving Minds and CBT Clinics.
If you are registered with another company it is worth checking that they will cover CBT or counselling before commencing treatment