The Questions... FAQ's

Will my Therapist tell me what to do?

No, it's the therapist’s job to guide and support your views and problems with respect, explore options and responses. The aim for a therapist is to understand the problems of the client and identify ways to cope with them as well as overcome them using experience and training.   A therapist will try to understand why a client is making a specific decision or choice and in turn help the client understand their thought processes.



Who can receive counselling?

Anyone of any age group can benefit from counselling.   If they are under 16 then a parent or guardian will need to sign the contract with the client, but the confidentiality is still between the client and therapist.   



Where can I receive counselling?

The best counselling sessions take place in the calm and peaceful environment, in order to help the client, speak freely. Whether the client feels more comfortable in their own home on a video call or in a therapist’s space is up to them.   Sometimes it is easier to talk freely out of ones' own home but some anxiety makes this difficult and alternative arrangements can be made subject to appropriate risk assessment.



How many sessions will I have?

People's reasons for coming to therapy vary and consequently so does the amount of time they spend there...   It's a reasonable assumption that 6 sessions is a good starting expectation, any further sessions after that are subject to discussion and review.


What if it doesn't work?

No two people are the same and because of this the process of recovery varies for each individual client.

Therapy works - different therapists have different styles and the connection you have with your therapist is crucial to successful outcome of therapy.   The outcomes of therapy can't be guaranteed and therefore may vary to the intentional goals.   If you feel that the therapy isn't working for you discuss this with the therapist who may be able to use different styles or recommend you to a more approriate support.  


Cancellation Vs Cessation.

Cancellation: - 48 hours’ notice to cancel an appointment is generally good manners, however we all know that life takes over and if 48 hrs  notice is not available the therapist reserves the right to charge the client.

Cessation:  Client or Therapist can cease sessions at any time.  If the client wants to end sessions a round up and closure is good to have so some advanced planning may be helpful.   However a thereapist will do regular reviews and at this point a natural closure point often present itself.  

No one has to attend therapy that they don't want to, be sure to give appropriate notice that the appointments won’t be attended as above.    


Please feel free to contact me with other related questions, I will respond in a timely manner.








Sarah Mann (MNCPS Acc). BACP 

Tel: 07889 015540





Qualified & experienced to support:

Abuse ◾ Anger ◾ Anxiety
◾  Children &Young Adults ◾ Confidence
◾ Domestic Abuse ◾ Depression ◾ Grief
◾ Historic Child Abuse ◾ Fear & Phobias
◾ Relationships (Personal & Professional)
◾ Self Esteem ◾ Sexual Violence ◾ 
Stress ◾ Trauma
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