What Happens in a Counselling Session
Our belief as counsellors is to be listened to and supported. This forms the basis of a session. There are many models and ways of exploring the issues that people come with and each counsellor may work in a slightly different way.
We will have initial assessment via the telephone where you will be asked questions like:
- Have you ever had counselling before?
- What has bought you to counselling at this time?
- What would you like to gain from having counselling?
Usually a session will last between 50 – 60 minutes.
As counsellors we aim to:
- Provide a safe and welcoming space for people to come and talk about the things that are challenging.
- Provide a confidential service within the bounds of legal and ethical structures.
- Be non-judgemental in how we interact with people from all areas of life regardless of gender, religion, race or any other differences.
- Provide a place for people to confront their issues and for facing their fears.
- Help people to find a solution or answer to the issues. The counsellor will not make a decision for you or offer advice.