Some Common Questions About Counselling

by | Apr 29, 2024 | Blog

1. What is integrative counselling? Integrative counselling combines different therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to each individual’s unique needs. It draws from various theoretical frameworks, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.

2. How can integrative counselling help me?

Integrative counselling offers a flexible and holistic approach to addressing a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and more. By integrating different therapeutic techniques, it allows for a personalised treatment plan that best supports your goals and preferences.

3. Do you offer counselling sessions online as well as in person?

Yes, I offer counselling services both online and in person to accommodate your needs and preferences. Online counselling provides convenience and accessibility, allowing you to attend sessions from the comfort of your own home or any location with internet access.

4. What can I expect from a counselling session?

In a counselling session, we will work collaboratively to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe and non-judgmental space. Through empathic listening, open dialogue, and evidence-based techniques, we will identify areas of concern and develop strategies for coping and growth.

5. How long are counselling sessions, and how often should I attend?

Counselling sessions typically last 50-60 minutes, although the duration may vary depending on your needs and preferences. The frequency of sessions will be determined collaboratively based on the nature of your concerns, your availability, and your goals for therapy.

6. Is counselling confidential?

Yes, confidentiality is a cornerstone of counselling. Your privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance, and any information shared in therapy will be kept confidential within legal and ethical boundaries. Exceptions to confidentiality will be discussed during our initial session.

7. How do I schedule a counselling appointment?

To schedule a counselling appointment, you can contact me directly via phone or email. Alternatively, you can use the online booking system on my website to view my availability and book a session at your convenience.

8. Do you offer a free consultation or initial session?

Yes, I offer a free initial consultation or assessment session to discuss your concerns, goals for therapy, and determine if we are a good fit to work together. This session also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process.