Frequently Asked Questions
What can I talk about?
Your counselling sessions are your time and you can talk about whatever is troubling you. It could be related to anxiety, stress, self confidence, depression, relationships, bereavement, anger or loneliness or it could be something else. As a professional counsellor, I offer a warm, sensitive and confidential space to be heard and a client led approach without judgement to help you explore your thoughts and feelings.
How often will I have sessions ?
We usually meet weekly and each session lasts 50 minutes. We can agree a time that works for both of us. I offer short term or longer term counselling and work Monday to Friday with some availability in the evenings.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone is different so we can talk about what might work for you. The number of therapy sessions is completely your choice. Often we agree on an initial number (for example 6) and then we review to see how things are going and whether more sessions would be helpful to you. But you can also stop counselling at any time.
Where are you based?
My practice is in Camberley, Surrey. As a counsellor in Camberley, I offer counselling therapy for Fleet, Farnborough, Sandhurst, Ascot, Windlesham Camberley and all local areas. I am professionally qualified in supporting adults and young people aged 16 and over by offering counselling therapy through face to face, online and telephone sessions with face to face sessions taking place at my practice in Camberley.
Can I find out more about counselling before I decide?
Finding the right counsellor can be difficult and you might not be sure that you want to go ahead with counselling. I offer a free initial telephone consultation so that we can talk about what you need and to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Will counselling work for me?
When we have our initial telephone consultation, this will help you decide if counselling could be right for you. Many people find counselling helps them feel more comfortable in themselves and more able to cope with their problems, but it might not suit everyone.
Is everything I say confidential?
Counselling is a space to talk freely and what you tell me is confidential, however there are a couple of exceptions. If I am concerned about the risk of serious harm to you or to someone else I would need to break confidentiality and speak to another professional. Wherever possible, I would discuss this with you first. There are also legal limits to confidentiality and if there was any disclosure of harm to a child, threat of terrorism or drug trafficking I am obliged by law to report this to the correct authorities.
As a professional counsellor, in line with the BACP Ethical Framework requirements, my work is regularly supervised by a qualified supervisor whose role is to ensure that I am working professionally and ethically. I attend supervision and refer to my clients only by their first name and all conversations between myself and my supervisor confidential.
If you are interested in counselling therapy in Fleet, Farnborough, Sandhurst, Ascot, Windlesham or any area local to Camberley, please contact me for a free initial telephone consultation.