Counselling for Individuals
Counselling is a talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings to a person trained to listen, in a safe, confidential and reliable environment.
When things are going well, we feel good about ourselves, we feel comfortable with other people, and we can meet the demands of life. But sometimes we go through difficult times in our lives or we may experience feelings which concern us – grief, fear, loneliness, anger or guilt. You may be going through a crisis such as bereavement or a sudden change in a relationship or work. Or it may be that a situation which has gone on for some time suddenly seems unbearable and everything’s getting on top of you.
At these times you may want some help to sort out the problem. Counselling can help you to make sense of what is happening to you and support you through crises in your life.
What does the Therapy involve?
At your first meeting, the counsellor will discuss your situation with you to find out if counselling can give you the help you need. During this meeting, the process and expectations of counselling and the relationship between the counsellor and client will be outlined and agreed.
During your counselling sessions, you will be encouraged to express your feelings and emotions freely. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views and to give you the time to talk through your situation. By discussing your concerns with you, the counsellor can help you to gain a better insight and understanding of your own feelings and what is happening in your life, as well as helping you to identify ways of finding solutions to your problems.
The number of sessions will depend upon your individual situation or the difficulties you may be experiencing. Sessions can take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly and on average people attend between 6 -12 sessions.
All Counsellors at Jesmond Therapy Centre are professionally qualified and are accredited (or working towards accreditation) with one or more professional bodies including the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), The British Psychological Society (BPS), The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or The Health Professionals Council (HPC).
What are the Benefits?
It can be a great relief to share your worries and concerns with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you to deal with and overcome issues that are causing pain or making you unhappy. Counselling can help with a wide range of problems including:
- Anger Management
- Anxiety, Depression & Sadness
- Fertility issues
- Low Self Confidence / Self Esteem
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Self harm
- Sexuality, sexual or gender issues
- Work Related Issues
50 minutes Starting from £55.00 (student discounts available – for individual counselling only)
Booking and Cancellation
Full payment for your first therapy session will be taken in advance, at the time of booking (the Agency Fee).
As our appointments are in high demand, we require at least 48 hours notice to cancel your appointment.
Where 48 hours or more notice has been given, your session fee will be refunded less a cancellation fee of £15.00.
Where less than 48 hours notice is given, the session will be charged in full and there will be no refund.
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