Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is therapy?
A: When you have a problem or issue that you can’t get through on your own or even with the help of friends or family, therapy is a place where a therapist will listen without judgement and help identify what needs to be dealt with in order to make positive changes.
Q: What kind of problems can I talk to a therapist about?
A: That’s just it! If you’re asking what kind of problems you can talk to a therapist, the answer is if it is a problem to you then you can talk about it.
Q: What do I say?
A: You can say whatever is on your mind that you find difficult to deal with. You will get someone who is ready to listen without judgement and with the desire to help clarify things that are troubling you with you.
Q: Can I talk to my therapist before committing to several sessions?
A: Yes of course you can. What normally happens is that you share, with your therapist, why you feel that you need to seek help and then the therapist will explain how they can help you and what happens next. When you are comfortable and ready to start, you can book your first session.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: When you are feeling better and have resolved what you came to therapy for is how long it takes. Of course there will be regular reviews to ensure that you are finding the sessions helpful and when you feel better in yourself, we can agree an end to the therapy.
Q: Will a counsellor or therapist tell me what to do?
A: The aim is that we work together in a way where you are listened to and through questioning you can identify how you get through whatever it is that brought you to therapy. We may use tried and tested techniques or tools that can be useful to you and it is up to you how you use those tools, but we will not tell you what to do.
Q: Can I come for sessions after work or at weekends, or skype?
A: We will arrange a time that is convenient for you including skype.
Q: Is it ok to cry in front of my counsellor?
A: All of us at one time or another has been overcome with emotion and crying is one way to release that emotion. If you have any concerns about the possibility of crying all you have to do is let us know.