Queries about Counselling?
Counselling can be a daunting prospect and here at Counselling Warwickshire, the aim is to make the process as easy as possible for you. Below you will find some answers to questions which are commonly asked when thinking about attending therapy.
How much will counselling cost?
A standard fee is set between £40.00 to £50.00 per session on a sliding scale. Counselling student rates are available on request and some concessional rates may apply.
At our initial meeting, we will have an opportunity to discuss your situation and arrange a rate which is manageable for you. This first session is discounted at £25.00 to give us an opportunity to see if we can work together.
Payment either in cash or a direct bank transfer 24 hours before each session.
How many counselling sessions will I need?
As we are all individuals with our own unique and different issues, this is a difficult question to answer without meeting you. Some people find a few sessions is sufficient to explore problems and to make the changes they desire.
However, other clients may benefit from more long-term work if they are attempting to work through long-established behaviours or issues. Your requirements can be discussed and the number of sessions agreed in the initial session.
I work with the person-centred belief that a client has their own answers and the counsellor is there to facilitate them in finding those answers. This also applies to how many sessions you may need. We can regularly review the work to bring your sessions to a satisfactory conclusion.
How often will I need to attend?
Counselling is generally most beneficial when undertaken on a weekly basis and each session will normally last 50 minutes, although this can be negotiable and talked through when we meet to suit your needs.
Why choose Counselling Warwickshire?
I am a person-centred counsellor and I have the belief that each individual person can bring about change in their lives as long as they have the right conditions to do so.
I provide a confidential and empathic space where you can explore your difficulties and distress without fear of judgement.
This authentic therapeutic relationship provides you with these conditions for change where your voice can be truly heard with compassion and respect.
The qualities in this counsellor/client relationship can have a profound and life-changing effect where your emotions are accepted and you are able to feel understood without judgement, possibly for the first time.
I’ve worked with this approach successfully with many clients. I am confident that with my compassionate support and a trusting counselling relationship you can make the changes you want to make.
What availability do you have for counselling sessions?
I can be relatively flexible with various times for counselling sessions available during the week alongside some evening availability.
Please feel free to contact me and we can discuss my availability and find an appointment that works for you.
What happens next?
It is important that you are able to make an informed choice about whether I am a counsellor that you would feel comfortable working with and that this type of therapy is right for you.
If you decide I may be the counsellor for you I am more than happy to talk further and offer a reduced rate first session.
During this initial consultation, you will be able to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process and find out how the therapeutic relationship works. We will consider your expectations of counselling and you can decide whether counselling is for you or not.
Want more information?
Feel free to contact me
If you have any further questions you can contact me and I will be happy to help.
You may like to talk confidentially over the phone or perhaps you would prefer to send details in writing.
My counselling practice is based in Stratford on Avon and Leamington Spa.