How can counselling help me?
Counselling is a confidential service that can help you improve relationships, work through past or current trauma, gain support for addiction or increase self-confidence. Counselling sessions are an opportunity to speak to a friendly and professional person about your life – in a non-judgemental and positive environment.
What happens at a counselling session?
At your first appointment, you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire which will give the counsellor a comprehensive overview of your current safety and wellbeing. Your session with the counsellor will then last for approximately 50 minutes. Your appointment will be an opportunity for you to talk about your issues or concerns in a safe and confidential environment.
Do I need a referral from another service provider to receive counselling?
No. You do not need a referral from another service provider to receive counselling.
How many counselling sessions do I need to come to?
We work with every client differently depending on their circumstances. The number of counselling sessions will depend on your specific needs. In your initial consultation, your counsellor will work with you to determine how many sessions you may need.
How long does each counselling session last?
First appointments last for approximately an hour and a half. The first half-hour has been set aside for you to fill in a questionnaire. The following 50 minutes will be for your session with the counsellor. All following appointments will last for 50 minutes.
Can counselling help me with my separation?
Yes. Counselling can help you understand and process any issues which you may be struggling to deal with as a result of separation or divorce. Counselling is not to be confused with mediation, which is a separate service for separated couples to negotiate parenting or property agreements.
Can I have the counsellor I had last time?
Yes. For continuity, we will try to book your appointments with the same counsellor for each appointment.
Doesn’t asking for counselling mean admitting failure?
No. Counselling does not mean you are admitting failure. Seeking professional help is, in fact, an indication of emotional insight. It is a positive step to seek professional advice or guidance, and we look forward to supporting you along your journey to change.