Frequently Asked Questions…

We offer both Long & Short-term Counselling and Psychotherapy to Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups & Organisations.

Am I just having a bad day, or should I speak with a professional?

We all feel stressed or sad at times, especially when facing immediate difficulties. But should these feelings persist, they could be the sign of deeper, underlying issues. All our therapists have extensive training and experience, and it is often helpful to talk to someone who is totally impartial.

What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

They certainly resemble one another, but a psychotherapist will have undertaken longer and more intensive training than a counsellor, and for this reason, will be better equipped to help you deal with deeper underlying issues.

How many sessions will I need?

This is a very important and difficult question to answer as every individual is different. Sometimes a person seems to very deep issues, but we find that the problems are easier to resolve whereas sometime the opposite is true. But each of our therapists promise to work with you as effectively as possible.

How often will I need to attend?

The majority of clients attend on a weekly basis. However, if a client is in a crisis, then they may attend more than once a week. In some instances, we might agree to fortnightly.  As the therapy draws towards a conclusion, the sessions will become less and less frequent.

What happens in the initial consultation session?

An assessment of your particular needs by first looking at your initial issues and why you feel the need for psychotherapy or counselling. This will be followed by a short review of your personal history and other factors that are unique to you. You will then be able to ask any questions that arise during the session, and together with your therapist or counsellor, discuss an initial programme.

What type of therapy is right for me?

Toward the end of your initial consultation, we will discuss any previous experience or personal preferences you may have. You will then be guided toward the therapist who can best meet your individual needs.

Where would we meet?

All our therapists work from thier own consulting rooms.

How do I prepare for my first session?

You could begin by reviewing the reasons you are reaching out for help.  You might also look at what you wish to achieve. You might like to make notes and bring them along.

Can you provide early morning and/or evening sessions?

Yes, many of our therapists and counsellors will see you in the early morning or evening. However, most of our therapists do not work at weekends unless there is an emergency. Most retreats and workshops are available at weekends.

I am not available to see you in person. Can we still work together?

While most sessions are In-Person, all of our therapists also hold virtual sessions on platforms such as Zoom or FaceTime.  Some of our counselors are available for telephone consultations.

How much do the sessions cost?

This varies according to which of our therapists you choose. However, several of our therapists reserve part of their practice for people who cannot afford a full fee.

If you have any further questions or require any additional information...

We are happy to answer any further questions, just drop us an email or leave us a telephone message.