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How do I start?

Contact me for a Free 30 minute 'meet and greet' consultation, either in person or by phone. 

During the consultation we will discuss how you’re feeling and what you want to address.

What are your fees?

Fees are based on £40 for a 1 hour session (paid in advance)

Single Session prices: £40 - 1 hour, £75 - 2 hours, £110 - 3 hours

I can take bank transfer, cash or contactless debit card.

I have never had counselling therapy before, can you tell me what to expect?

The experience of counselling therapy will be different for everyone and can vary considerably from session to session as it will depend upon what you wish to explore. However, if you have any questions that you feel you wish to ask before meeting for the first time please do contact me. 

How long will the therapy last?

This is difficult to predict and can vary considerably. During the introduction session we can create a verbal contract where the length of time you wish to invest in the therapeutic process can be discussed or we can leave the number of sessions open. 

 

How often do I need to have the therapy?

I would suggest that weekly therapy is preferable as it allows for the process to be integrated into your routine and with that growth and awareness is more likely to develop. If weekly is not an option for you, I can see clients once every two weeks, but no less than that, in order to ensure the process and frequency remain consistent. 

 

Is what I tell you confidential?

Everything you share in sessions is completely confidential and I will not disclose it to anyone unless I have strong reason to believe that you are engaging in money laundering, acts of terrorism and drug trafficking; at which point I am legally obliged to break confidentiality. 

 

What if I don't know where to begin and what to address in therapy?

I do know that starting therapy can feel overwhelming and there may be a number of thoughts and feelings you want to share and discuss, this is very natural. Part of the therapy process if you wish, is working together to decide what feels important to discuss right at this moment. As therapy continues, other areas of your life may want to be prioritised as self-knowledge and awareness develops.  

 

Do I have to see you face to face?

Not necessarily, your therapy can be face to face using the Libra Counselling therapy room, or if you prefer, we can talk over the internet using Zoom, FaceTime etc or by phone call.  I also offer a ‘Walk and Talk’ counselling service, using quiet areas local to you or an area of your choice. 

 

My child needs to see a counsellor, can you help?

Yes I can. I am fully experienced in counselling young people from the ages of 11 and upwards.

The counselling can take place at the child’s school in a designated room or in the Libra Counselling therapy room. I can also offer therapy in your own home using a private room or as a ‘Walk and Talk’ service.

Payment and Cancellation

Unless other arrangements have been agreed, it is expected that you will pay for each session at least 24 hours before the session starts. Payment via bank transfer is preferred, but with notification I can also take payment on site by contactless card or in cash.

If you need to cancel, I must be notified with at least 24 hours notice where possible. If you cancel within 24 hours of your session, you will need to pay for that missed session. I will reschedule the missed session to a suitable day within the next 7 days. If you still can not attend that session, then payment for the missed session will be forfeit. In the event that I am unable to attend the session through cancellation/sickness within the 24 hours, a refund will be processed or the monies will carry over to the following session or extended past agreed end date.

 

Contact Paul;

 

paul@libracounselling.co.uk

 

Tel: 07553 960524

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