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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose private counselling & psychotherapy? 

You can benefit from a variety of things by seeking counselling in a private setting. These include:

  • Choice of therapist

  • The ability to choose the number and length of therapy sessions

  • More accommodating and flexibility of appointment times 

  • Possibility of longer-term therapy which is not easily available on NHS

  • Can feel more private as therapy won’t appear on your medical records

Why do individuals seek therapy? 

There are many different reasons why people seek therapy, and our therapists are aware that it can be challenging to initiate contact. Here are a few topics for which a client might contact our service:

  • Abortion

  • Addictions

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Relationship Difficulties or Breakdown

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Trauma

Instead of offering you guidance, counselling aims to increase your awareness of your internal and external experiences. You may feel more in control of your life and more aware of your options as a result of this.


What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling is an opportunity to work through your problems and issues with someone who is professionally trained and who is impartial to the situation you find yourself in. Psychotherapy tends to work at a deeper emotional or relational level. It works to heal inner unresolved conflicts or deeper emotional or psychological issues within yourself.

What takes place during therapy sessions? 

Every session is unique and will depend on what you want to discuss. The initial session gives therapists and clients a chance to get to know one another, talk about needs and goals, and determine whether if you can collaborate. If both parties believe they can cooperate, a preliminary working arrangement is agreed. Therapists will check in with you frequently throughout the sessions to make sure we are progressing according to your needs.


How many appointments will I require? 

It really is up to you how many sessions you want to have. In one or two sessions, some problems and issues can feel resolved. Some, however, require deeper work and may take weeks, months, or even years to complete.

How much does therapy cost?

Individual fees are negotiated between therapist and clients and range from £40 - £75 depending on individual or couples counselling, day and time required.  Some therapists may offer concessionary rates for appointments held Monday - Friday daytime or if they are working on a research project and you meet their research criteria. Family counselling and employment-assisted programs are priced on the application, as are dependent on the level of service required.


How often are sessions held? 

The ideal option for most people at the beginning of therapy is weekly sessions; each therapist can discuss this in more detail during your initial appointments, taking into account individual circumstances such as shift work. Additionally, after you begin working together, your therapist can revise your working agreement and adjust the frequency to better suit your requirements.

Can placement therapists work at your centre?

No, all our therapists need to hold a recognised qualification, hold membership of UKCP, BACP or NCS, and have their own indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS.  All therapists work on a self-employed basis, if you would like information regards room rental please follow this link

What membership organisations are therapists a member of?

Our therapist all hold a membership with one or several of the below organisations:


Do you have any further questions not covered in our FAQs?

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