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What happens in counselling?

It all depends on whether you feel you can talk about yourself freely. I will try to make you feel safe so this is easier for you.

I will not try to "fix you", as I believe it is where you are "coming from" that is more likely the problem for you. I will listen intently, help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and support you to make sense of everything.

Once you have told me enough of your story, I may ask questions to clarify what you mean, and I might reflect back what you say or seem to be saying, but you don't have to talk about anything you don't want to.

It is really up to you - I believe you are the expert on you!

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How many sessions will I need?

Depending on your needs, between 6 and 20 sessions for most people.

You should start to notice a difference in how you feel within about 4 sessions, but we will have a review every 6 sessions to see how well we are working together.

Think of the relief when you unburden yourself.

Is it expensive?

If counselling makes the difference to your quality of life that it has to my own then "no". Sessions cost between £25 and £40 depending on the medium we use - whether face-to-face or online..

What about payment?

I accept payment by BACS, bank cards and PayPal.

I ask for payment in advance because I have to pay room hire in advance too.

Where is the practice located?

For face-to-face work I have the use of some therapy rooms close to the M1 between Sheffield and Barnsley. They are quiet, comfortable and private.

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