These are a few of the questions asked by new clients. Please e-mail us your own inquiry or concern.
Question : I’m working, do you see people in the evening?
Answer : People often enter counselling because, the way they are feeling, they are finding it difficult to do their job. They attend for counselling before or after work and no-one in the workplace is even aware they are receiving counselling.
Q : How long will it take?
A : At the start there is no way of being certain how long it will take before you feel the counselling has worked. Usually the shortest treatment is six or seven sessions. You decide if you want the treatment to be longer.
Q : I’m unsure how members of my family will feel to hear I’m having therapy?
A : Your counsellor is required to respect and maintain your confidentiality. Your family will only know that you are receiving counselling if you yourself choose to tell them.
Q : How long will I have to wait to be seen?
A : This will depend on how flexible you can be regarding what time of day you can be seen. You will certainly be seen for an initial assessment within 7 to 14 days. At this session you will map, with your counsellor, the type and timing of your treatment.
Q : How soon after beginning counselling will I feel better?
A : The reason people enter therapy is generally because they are experiencing pain or suffering of some kind. The counselling itself can be painful as we tackle our internal defenses and change our unhelpful behaviour. Having survived these painful times people who have received counselling talk of the enormous benefits, help and relief it brings.
The first step is to attend for an initial consultation, or assessment, at one of our centre across London, Essex, with a trained counsellor. Presently the fee for this is £35 - £50, thereafter fees are set according to your means. Allow up to an hour for this session. To book an appointment or inquire further Tel: 0208 984 9887 or >
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