Your Questions Answered
What sort of difficulties might people have who come to the centre?
Individuals or couples who may be experiencing emotional difficulties which are causing them stress and anxiety. These experiences may include bereavement or difficult unresolved issues from childhood, such as loss, or abuse. There may be difficulties in inter-personal relationships, stress from work or difficulties in the home. Symptoms may have led to depression, suicidal fantasies, sleeplessness, eating disorders, or minor physical ailments. Anyone can contact the centre if they are experiencing these or similar issues.
How do I go about making an appointment?
Simply telephone the centre number 01227 477173 and an appointment can be made in confidence over the phone
What happens next?
You will meet the intake assessor for a fifty-minute consultation. If at the end of the discussion you both agree that it could benefit you to attend regular appointments, then you will be matched up with a counsellor or therapist.
Your counsellor will contact you and arrange regular weekly 50- minute appointments. You will always see the same counsellor from then on.
Is the counselling for a set number of sessions?
No, the counsellors at the centre work open-ended; that is, there is no time limit to the number of sessions an individual can attend. You can continue to attend until you feel you no longer need to.
How much are the fees?
Please refer to the fees section.
Can I expect professional support?
Your first consultation will be with the director who has an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. She has dual registeration in the psychodynamic/psychoanalytic section and integrative section of the UKCP register. She has over twenty years experience of counselling & psychotherapy work with adults and adolescents. You will then be allocated to a qualified counsellor or a UKCP registered psychotherapist. We also have Relate & Tavistock trained qualified couple counsellors. All practitioners are required to attend clinical supervision for their work and have access to ongoing professional development. All practitioners at the centre adhere to the BACP/UKCP code of ethics. In this you will be treated with respect in a confidential setting.