Counselling does not come in a ‘one size fits all’ format and each session will be guided by you and your therapist will help you to develop your own self-awareness. There are a variety of ways to access counselling:
- Face-to-face – This is when you make an appointment with a Counsellor to see them in person.
- Telephone Counselling – This form of counselling can be particularly useful for those too busy to attend face-to-face sessions and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.
- Online Counselling – Some people prefer not to physically speak to a Counsellor at all, utilising technology and emailing their Counsellor instead. This form of counselling allows you to take the time to think through what you wish to discuss.
We promotes meeting her clients on a face to face basis , as this helps to form a working relationship and achieve better results.
Talking therapies is considered an umbrella term but counselling can involve the use of art and image. This can be a powerful way, if at times, it is difficult to find the right words.
6-25 years old may at times want to explore difficult events in their life, at the Hub we provide a safe and confidential space for a child or young person to express those feelings.
Perhaps you’re a parent or carer that is worried and looking for support for your child? Nicola provides one to one support and has used her knowledge to help primary and secondary schools across the borough.
Nicola is a registered member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and, as such, is committed to working to their standards of ethical practice.
- Mental Health
- Physical and/or Emotional Abuse
In life, what we say to others can sometimes have a knock-on effect, altering relationships and the way people see each other. Counselling offers you the space and freedom to explore your own thoughts with an unbiased party.
Whilst Counsellors may not give you concrete advice or a checklist of things to do to feel better, what they will do is help you to uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems providing you with the right tools to resolve them on your own.
Counselling is a journey, and it takes time and consistency to work effectively. Because of this, many people opt for regular counselling sessions to make the most of the process and to build on each session.
We provide a person-centred Counsellor that would also describe herself as integrative Counsellor. This simply means effectively using the different models, theories and tools of counselling, one such model is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT).
CBT helps people to restructure their thinking process. It is widely believed that the way we think often changes our behaviour. CBT works to address any irregular ways of thinking that may be occurring – aiming to replace them with healthier, more positive thought patterns. It focuses on breaking down problems to manageable sizes and looking at whether there is any truth behind these thoughts.
If you have decided to try Counselling, you might be feeling anxious about your first session, but please do not be. Making the decision to get help and address the issues you are facing is a huge first step and something to be very proud of.
Some questions your Counsellor may ask include:
- Why are you seeking counselling?
- What is your current situation and personal history?– It is important to let your Counsellor know your current situation, this includes any day-to-day issues you are facing with your work and home life. Discussing your personal history will give your Counsellor a chance to understand more about you as a person.
- What symptoms are you experiencing?– These can be physical or psychological or both. It is advised that you be honest and open when answering these questions in order to get the most out of your counselling sessions.
During your counselling experience you should aim to build a trusting relationship with your Counsellor so that you feel safe and confident discussing your worries. Thecounsellor is not there to judge, or make any prejudgement. They are there to help you and are on your side.
01. What type of Counselling do you provide and which is best for me?
02. How long will I have to wait for an appointment?
03. What is an assessment appointment?
04. Will the Counsellor give me advice?
05. Can I have counselling even though I’m not in crisis?
06. What can I talk about?
07. What’s the difference between talking to a friend and talking to a Counsellor?
- Follow up sessions – £45