Buxton & Chesterfield Counselling

07787 415455

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I start counselling, then change my mind?
Then we could explore why that is, if you choose. Or it may be that now is not the right time for you.
Why is the session 50 minutes?
I use the 50 minute hour as this then allows 10 minutes to wind a session down. You will then have more time to gather yourself before leaving.
Will you be a real friend to me?
Our relationship is professional. I am bound by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework.
If I need practical help — finances, housing — can you help me with that?
I cannot give advice. However, I may be able to help you explore why you feel the way you do. Or, refer you to someone better suited to your needs.
Do you talk to anyone about me without telling me?
I have regular supervision. Our work is discussed to support me in my work with the client, but not your personal details.
I've been in this dilemma for years — will you give me some guidance as I need to know what to do next?
Our sessions are about your journey. I cannot give guidance or advice but will help you find a way that is right for you.
What if I had concerns about the sessions or there was something else I wanted to talk about?
You can ask me anything at any time during the sessions. The sessions are for you and your concerns are important.