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. 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 my 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 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?
Not one person is the same and because of this the process of recovery can vary for each individual client. The support of the therapist is always advised and most consider it helpful but if throughout the course of the counselling you don’t feel like you’re a benefiting from it then just inform your counsellor. You may be bette working with another counsellor with alternative methods of working.
Cancellation Vs Cessation.
Cancellation - 24 hours’ notice to cancel an appointment is generally good manners, however we all know that life takes over and if 24 hours’ notice is not available the therapist reserves the right to charge the client.
Cessation: Client or Therapist can cease sessions at any time. 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.
If you have any questions in need of answering, feel free and ask me via the email provided.
Sarah Mann (MNCS Acc)
Tel: 07889 015 540
Qualified & experienced to support: