Our Counselling & Therapy Services
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Tell us a little about yourself, how you are struggling and we’ll be in touch to take you through the next steps.
Please complete the form below as honestly as you can. Choose to book in for a consultation or let us know if you want more information. Prices start at £80 per session.
If you’d like to speak directly with a therapist to ask some questions, let us know and we’ll call you back. You can also call us now on Tel. 0121 523 1108.
What happens in Counselling and Psychotherapy?
The first appointment
In the first appointment, you’ll sit down with a therapist, counsellor or psychologist for one hour.
It is a chance to talk about what you are struggling with, e.g. anxiety, depression, stress at work, trust or past traumatic events, relationships or confidence.
Your therapist will ask you some questions so that they can get a clear picture of what is happening. We can give you some feedback to help you understand why you are stuck, and we can answer your questions too. It may seem like your problems are strange and unusual, especially if you don’t know anyone who is suffering in similar ways. The truth is that your distress doesn’t make you different from other people; it’s what makes you human.
A lot of the time, people don’t talk about their thoughts and feelings, because they’re embarrassed or ashamed. It’s a way of trying to stay safe, but it can also make you feel more isolated and alone.
The relief of sharing your problem
When you talk to a therapist, counsellor or psychologist, it can feel like an enormous weight has lifted from your shoulders. If you’d like that relief, then get in touch to book a consultation.
Your therapist will also ask you what you want to change. Therapy isn’t just talking to someone who will listen; it’s about building something new and different in your life. A good question to ask yourself now; what do you want to change or how do you want your life to be different?
Outline a Plan for Therapy
Once you and your therapists have talked about what you are struggling with and what you want to change, they’ll outline a therapy plan with you. A therapy plan includes:
• Life Goals – what you want to accomplish
• Description of the Problem – a summary of the thoughts, feelings and coping strategies that you currently have
• Psychological Account of why you are stuck – your therapist will share some insights with you so that you can understand the skills that you’ve not yet learned
• Practicalities – an agreement of how often you’ll meet (usually weekly), fees, methods of payment and appointment times.
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