Frequently asked questions:
What does a counsellor do?
Counsellors provide support to people experiencing mental or emotional difficulties by helping them identify and work through their issues, reach their own resolutions, and develop coping strategies to address their problems.
What kinds of problems can
counselling help me with?
Counselling can help with a range of issues and problems. Many people seek counselling for a specific issue, such as bereavement or relationship problems, however, counselling can also help with more generalised, long-standing issues such as depression, anxiety, and low confidence. Some people begin therapy with only a vague sense that something in their lives isn't quite right, and counselling can help them to explore the reasons behind this and implement positive changes.
what's the difference between
counselling and psychotherapy?
Many people use the words counselling and psychotherapy interchangeably, however, some people use the term counselling when referring to briefer therapy working on a specific concern or issue, and psychotherapy when referring to longer term therapy taking a deeper look into an individual's emotional difficulties and patterns of behaviour. I offer both counselling and psychotherapy online.
What kind of counselling do you
provide and which is best for me?
I work as an integrative practitioner, drawing upon several theoretical approaches to best suit your individual needs. During our initial consultation together, we will discuss your needs and determine whether therapy is right for you as well as whether we are the right fit for working together.
What happens at an initial
The aim of the initial consultation will be for us to think together about your needs and what you would like to gain from therapy. During this appointment, I will also address any questions or concerns you might have about the counselling process. If you decide you'd like to begin working together, we will then decide a day and time of the week that works for you.
what is your hourly rate?
My standard hourly rate is £45, however, I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available to students and those who are unwaged or of low-income.
What are the benefits of online therapy?
There are many benefits to online therapy, including:
Is online therapy really effective?
Multiple studies have concluded that online therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy, providing the therapist is competent in working online and the client is suitable for online therapy (possessing the required technology, having adequate computer-literacy skills, etc.) I am fully qualified to work online and hold a certificate in online counselling from the Academy for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am passionate about working online and the accessibility and flexibility it provides for clients who might otherwise struggle to attend therapy.
I have specific knowledge in the following areas: