FAQ Kit Counselling

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is therapy?

The aim of therapy is to offer a safe space in which to explore problems and help to identify alternative ways of coping using resources from within. Working within the humanistic tradition, the understanding is that we each of us, are our own experts on how we live and experience the word around us. Therapy can help to find the meanings and bring to awareness what our values are and help to find ways to move on, find peace, or come to terms with aspects of life that might be causing a feeling of being trapped.

What does therapy not do?

Therapy is not psychological first aid. If you are in desperate need and feel you are at imminent risk of harm to yourself or to others, you should contact 999 of the Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org Therapy can feel challenging at times and whilst you can expect to be supported by your therapist, you physical health is also very important so knowing when the right time for theory is can be a conversation you might want to have at the start. Therapy is not there to give answers to problems, however often, answers come up in the work.

Is it confidential?

Yes, up to a point. In most cases, sessions and what you bring to therapy is confidential. In the UK, it is unusual for therapists to take nots during sessions and sessions are never recorded unless, in rare circumstances for training purposes in which case you will be advised before hand and consent obtained.

All practicing therapists have supervision - a senior qualified therapist who can offer guidance and safeguarding support in order for therapists to ensure they offer the best service to their clients. However, this is more about the therapist and their approach and any details of clients is either anonymised or held under the strictest of confidentialities.

If it is through that you or someone you care for is it risk of harm, or an offence has been committed (See Privacy Policy & Contract), then in this instance, confidentially may be broken but you will be advised of this beforehand. It may also be required for a GP to be contacted but again, you would be informed of this.

Why 50 minutes?

Traditionally speaking, this is how it has always been and to allow 10 minutes gave between clients if there is a block booking. It is also considered to be a good length of time to be in session without it being too long. Some therapists may offer longer sessions depending on the types of treatment.

What will happen in therapy?

Each session is yours, what you bring to it is up to you but the space is designed to give you the freedom to speak and be really listened to in a non-judgemental way about whatever you choose to. Therapists will ask questions for clarification and will be curious as to what you might mean, or what you might be feeling as you talk and will often ask you to expand on what they notice in order to deepen what is being expressed. At times they will share what they are feeling when listening to you. It’s not unusual for some activities to happen in therapy if that is right for the session and the therapist might suggest activities which are always gentle, explained and are never enforced. Your therapist will keep track of the time.

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Chris Foster

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