Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need therapy?
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their life; while you may be able to cope, it a can be helpful to seek extra support when you need it. When you realise you need a helping hand, you’re taking responsibility by facing the challenges you encounter in life. Therapy can give you long-term benefits and the tools you need to overcome whatever difficulties you encounter.
How can therapy help me?
Therapists can provide support and help you find relief for issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, trauma, or relationship problems - to name just a few examples. Counselling can be extremely beneficial in personal growth, relationships and many challenges. By applying therapeutic techniques, therapists can help you work through difficulties, see different perspectives and work towards a solution that is best for you.
What happens during therapy?
The counselling sessions are yours to bring what you want to work on; therapy may vary, depending on your goals and needs. At the first session we will discuss what you want to work on - the problem, issue or difficulty - it could be things that are currently happening in your life, or something that happened in the past, it could be anything at all that is relevant to you.
Will our conversations remain confidential?
Confidentiality is really important and is a key component of therapy. What we discuss in a session will not be shared with anyone else without your consent, except in very extreme circumstances which will be explained in the counselling contract - for example, if you tell me something indicating there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others, or serious legal issues such as terrorism, trafficking, treason, or money laundering.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.