Counselling JCT Online Counselling in Cumbria, and Lancashire

FAQ about Counselling

  • What is counselling and how can it help?
    Counselling is unique in that it is a place where you can come and talk about you, matters that are causing you emotional distress, or leaving you feeling overwhelmed, without anyone else being the focus.

    It is a safe space in which I  professionally  provide you with emotional support, whilst helping you to identify your problems, as well as enabling you to move forward productively with your life.

    Whilst talking through your concerns you will also be learning and developing new coping skills, that you can take forward in your life.

    Having counselling is good for your  mental health and wellbeing. Just because wounds/scars/emotions are not visible, it does not mean that they are not there, affecting your day to day life.  We always ensure our car is in good working order, why not do the same for your mental wellbeing.
  • How long is a session?
    Counselling Sessions last around 50 minutes for individuals.

    Supervision session last around 90 minutes for a supervisee.
  • How long will Counselling last?
    There is no set length of time for you to be in counselling. I offer both short and long term counselling. Depending on what it is you want to work with and to what extent, will be a factor in how long your Counselling will last.  Please remember each one of us is unique and our needs are different.

    Counselling can be from 6 weeks to a year or more.

    I encourage new clients to come for at least six sessions before we review and discuss whether you wish to continue
  • Do I need a referral to come and see you?
    No, please do not hesitate to make contact with me immediately.  Once you have contacted me directly,  we can make arrangements to meet and discuss what you feel you need.
  • When and where would we meet?
    Sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place weekly.

     The Sessions will take place virtually, via an online platform, called Zoom.
  • How much do you charge?
    I offer Online Counselling and Supervision.
    Please contact me to discuss my fees.
    Payment is respectfully requested prior to your session, by BACS payment. (Details will be provided).
  • What can I expect at my first session?
    This will be an opportunity for both of us to get a sense of each other. You are free to talk about whatever is concerning you and together we will work out the best way forward to meet your needs.
  • What about confidentiality?
    I will respect your confidences and protect them from disclosure to others unless authorised by yourself or by law.
    Exceptions to confidentiality are:

    • If I think you may be in danger of hurting yourself or others, of if you disclose criminal activities then I will contact your GP, the Police or an Ambulance 
    • If I am ordered by the Court 
    • If there is a child at risk
    • Information relating to the Terrorism Act (2000)
    • I may discuss my work with my counselling supervisor. Should I discuss your case, in order to safeguard confidentiality and protect your anonymity, I will not disclose your name or any possible identifiable details.
  • Do you have a cancellation policy?
    If you are unable to attend a session and give less than 24 hrs notice, you will  be required to pay for the missed session.

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