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Buxton Road ,
BN20 7LF

07752 211 933


Below are the questions that we have been asked the most. If you have a question that is not listed please contact us and we will do our best to answer it for you.

What Problems Can I Take To Counselling?

Problems can come in any area and at any time in our life. Each person is unique and therefore will view a problem differently from someone else. If there is something worrying you and you do not know what to do or where to go with it, Counselling4you is the place for you. If your issue is connected to anything on our problem pages you can bring it to us. If you have doubts or questions please contact us and ask.

Will I Feel Silly if My Problem is too Small?

If there is a problem affecting you or your life, it is not too small to share with us. Part of feeling silly is because we all compare ourselves and our problems to other people's. More often than not their view of a problem will be very different from yours because there is no such thing as "normal". One other assumption people make is that they are alone in feeling the way they do. This is simply not true, sometimes there is a huge relief in knowing that many other people feel the same way and that you are not alone or an alien. Just because other people "appear" to be coping and sailing through life does not mean it is true. Whatever your problem, we will treat it with respect, empathy and compassion.

Can Counselling4you Deal With My Problems ?

If your problem/problems relate to anything on our problem pages we will be able to help. We have nearly 20 years of experience between us and have worked with most areas of pain and suffering. No counsellor/therapist is equipped to deal with every situation or issue brought to them by clients. With years of training and experience, together with ongoing "Continued Professional Development" we will always listen to you. If there is an area that we are not familiar with or comes out side of our skill set, we will do our best to put you in touch with another organisation better able to help you.

What Will Happen on Our First Meeting?

Firstly, our aim is to provide you with a safe place in which to be heard, in a non-judgemental, warm environment, where trust can begin be built between us.

The first meeting is called an "initial assessment," (approx 55 minutes long), this meeting is not in itself a commitment to start therapy. We would outline confidentiality, boundaries, fees and any other relevant information. We would welcome any questions that you may have about myself, the way we work and you could voice any concerns you may have. We would ask you to give a brief history of your-self, covering any aspects that you feel are relevant to our time together, also outlining why you are considering counselling. We believe that Counselling is about people and relationships, therefore, at the end this session, if we both feel comfortable with each and we believe we are able to give you the help you require, we would make an appointment for your counselling to start.

Will My Counsellor Discuss Me with Anyone Else?

We maintain the highest possible levels of confidentiality in order to respect our client’s privacy and to create the trust essential for effective counselling to take place. We adhere to the UKCP and BACP Codes of Ethics, therefore do not give out any information about you unless someone's safety is at risk or we are obliged to do so by law. Before any confidentiality is broken we would discuss the issue in great depth and agree on a suitable course of action.

Every registered/accredited counsellor/therapist undertakes supervision on a regular basis. Whilst your issues may be raised your name would not be revealed to the supervisor.

Do You Provide Counselling For Gay & Lesbian People?

Because our counselling is totally non-judgmental and we believe everyone is equal we offer counselling to anyone, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or culture.
How Many Sessions Will I need?

This is a very common but difficult question to answer, it is like asking, how long is a piece of string? It will depend on the type of problem/s you are experiencing. If we are using CBT for current here and now problems it may be as little as 8 to 12 sessions. For slightly more involved and deeper problems from a few weeks to months or for deep trauma and historical complex issues it may go into a year or more.

In general clients have found it easier to think of counselling as their very own journey. Some journeys are shorter than others depending on history and the many currently changing dynamics. We would have regular reviews together to gauge your progress and work together until you have reached a stage on your journey where we both feel confident that your problem has reached a place of resolution or healing.

How Will I Know if My Counselling is Working?

This will also depend on the type of problem/s we are attempting to resolve. If it is short term counselling, most clients would notice a degree of change quite quickly, simply because the problems are generally reacting to current issues and their quicker developing self-awareness.

For longer term counselling the change is generally more subtle and not so immediate because there is deeper work to process.
The length of time counselling takes, no matter what the problem will be affected by client’s commitment to attend regularly, reflect on each session, do any home-work, engage thoroughly with the process and where possible bring their session into every-day life. As above, we do gauge our client's progress throughout our time together to evaluate progress and to see if there are any changes we need to make etc. Your well-being is our priority so regular assessment is essential.

How Much Will I Have To Pay?

Please see "Fees" page. If you have financial difficulties a concession may be available, please ask.

What Do I Do Now?

If you would like to ask a question or inquire about an initial assessment please

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or ring Adrian on 07752211933



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