Questions

Will you break confidentiality?

It is essential that you feel safe with me. Only in extreme circumstances would I break confidentiality. This would be if I felt you or another person were at serious risk of being hurt. I would always discuss the situation with you first and would only act if there were no other way forward.

How many sessions?

You may have a specific goal in mind and only need 3 or 4 sessions. Others may need 13 or 20 sessions. I conduct regular reviews to revisit original goals and to check that you are happy with the counselling.

How do I find a counsellor in another area?

Contact BACP www.bacp.co.uk Tel. 0870 443 5252 or Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk

What can I do between sessions?

You can keep a journal as a way to keep note of thoughts and responses, or what prompts a particular emotion or behaviour.

Is it okay to drink before a session?

This is best avoided as it hinders your ability to fully engage with the counselling.

What if I can’t afford it?

Tell me if you are struggling. The sessions could be reduced to once a fortnight.