Benefits of counselling
Counselling can help you to:
- Relieve anxiety or stress due to work or relationship problems
- Cope with major life changes, such as the break up of a relationship, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job
- Understand yourself, and break-out of self-defeating patterns
- Learn to manage your anger, or other unhealthy reactions
- Recover from physical or sexual abuse, or witnessing violence
- Sleep better, if you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep
The first counselling session
Coming to counselling can be scary and you might be wondering what we’ll do in the first session. Essentially it gives you the chance to see whether we would work well together.
You may choose to say what brings you to counselling. I usually explain my approach to counselling and do my best to answer any questions you may have.
At the end of the first session we can agree to work together, or you may choose to think things over in your own time.
We’ll usually meet at the same time each week at my Chiswick practice. Counselling sessions give you the opportunity to talk about anything that’s on your mind, and usually you will start talking rather than me setting the agenda.
Getting the most from your counselling
Counselling works best when we’re both clear on what you want to get out of it. You may start just wanting to feel better. Later on you may want to make specific changes to your life. Or make new decisions.
We’ll do reviews to check you are getting what you want and deal with any difficulties early.
How many sessions?
Good question. There’s no simple rule of thumb to say how many sessions you may need. You will know best when to finish.
You may find that a short series of counselling is enough to help you through a difficult time.
Or you may have more deep-seated issues and concerns, perhaps arising from your childhood or teenage years. In that case, your counselling may need to be a longer process.
Our reviews will help you to decide when to finish.
Paying for sessions
You can pay for sessions on the day by cash, debit card, credit card, or cheque. You can also make direct transfers to my account via your online bank.
Or you can make an online payment now.
Want to know more about counselling in Chiswick?
You may have more questions about counselling and how I work.
- Read about confidentiality, payment, cancellations, etc.
- Call me on 020 3432 4108
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org