FAQ’s about Psychotherapy and Counselling
Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
Almost anyone can benefit from psychotherapy. Having someone to talk to can ease many difficulties. Having someone to talk to who is trained, compassionate, insightful and offers tools for overcoming obstacles supports growth and healing in a safe way.
How often do I need to come and how long will it take?
There is no set answer to this question. Some problems can be resolved in just a few sessions. Others take much longer. Therapy should continue as long as you are making progress and until problems that you brought to therapy are resolved to your satisfaction.
Does therapy help?
Many studies have proved solid evidence of the success of psychotherapy.
I am worried the counsellor will judge me?
A nonjudgmental, attitude underpins my approach to counselling. As a counsellor I do not make diagnosis. I have a deep respect for other people and their unique perspectives of the world.
Will my counsellor keep my information private & confidential?
Your privacy is protected by law. Counselling sessions are completely confidential except under the following circumstances:
- If I was concerned that you were at risk of seriously harming yourself or others. If you are under 17 yrs of age and you were being harmed by someone else. If I found it necessary to breach your confidentiality I would discuss this with you before taking action.
- When I discuss work with my clinical supervisor. This standard practice and my supervisor is bound by the same laws, code of ethics and confidentiality as myself.