Frequently Asked Questions
If I get counselling does it mean that there is something wrong with me?
No! Throughout life everyone goes through ups and downs but it is very few of us that reach out for support when needed. Counselling is an empowering forum for people to delve deeper in understanding and building awareness of themselves so that they can make sustainable change in their life for the better.
What if I find out something that I don't want to know about myself?
People seek out counselling for a multitude of reasons. For some it may be specific to a problem they are facing in the present, for others it is about exploring their history and making connections between the past and present. Regardless of the intent behind seeking counselling and no matter what you might uncover about yourself, you will be supported in a gentle, non judgmental way with the understanding of how difficult the journey of self discovery can be.
How much is it?
Depending on the communication medium you wish to access counselling through will determine the cost. I offer both online options video/phone calls and face to face counselling. Face to face sessions costs 60EUR per hour and online/phone sessions are 45EUR.
How do I book a session?
Simply send me a message, call or email and we can organise an initial appointment time.
How often would I need to see/talk to you?
There is no set amount of sessions or frequency and it is really dependent on you and what you feel like you need. We will discuss what you feel you need at the beginning of our sessions and depending on your wants/needs we will establish whether we will have a set amount of sessions, ad hoc or concurrent sessions for a period of time. Generally, people will attend a minimum of about 6-8 sessions and then reassess from there.
Will you tell anyone about what we talk about?
Prior to starting our sessions we will discuss and sign a confidentiality agreement. This agreement stipulates the only circumstances that I would divulge any details of our sessions only if your or someone else's life is in imminent danger, there is a risks to a child's safety or child sexual abuse or if the information is subpoenaed by a court of law. I abide by the ethical guidelines of the ACA and IACP which are the governing accreditation bodies.
I live in another country, will you still take me on as a client?
Yes. There are no geographical boundaries. Although if there is a significant time difference we will need to coordinate to ensure that a suitable time is found for both of us.
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Generally, the terms counselling and psychotherapy are used together. The difference between the two is that counselling is often carried out over a shorter period of time and can be focused on resolving particular issues or behaviours. Psychotherapy is a longer term deeper process that helps identify and explore emotional and psychological aspects that are rooted in the presenting concern. Both approaches can assist in increasing awareness, insight and understanding and will depend on what process would suit you best at this time in your life.