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Questions

 

How much does it cost?

A counselling session lasts fifty minutes and cost £48 for adults and £42 for those under eighteen.  Couples Therapy is £68 per session.  After an initial session there is no commitment to continue if you think counselling may not be right for you.  Fees are usually paid at the beginning of each session by cash or twenty-four hours in advance by Bank Transfer.

What happens when I make contact?

When telephoning you could be connected to the answer machine as Suzanne may be with clients.  If you choose to leave your name and a telephone number where you can be reached, please be assured Suzanne will return your call within twenty-four hours.  Sometimes there can be interference on the line so please speak clearly and repeat your telephone number twice.  If you prefer not to leave a message, Suzanne can also be contacted via the Facebook page or by completing the contact form.

When will I be seen?

Suzanne aims to see you within two weeks of your initial contact subject to availability.

How many sessions will I need

There is no definitive answer but Suzanne will work with you to determine what feels right for you.

Will I feel better?

Initially, you may find the sessions bring to the surface some painful and uncomfortable feelings but Suzanne will support you through your journey.  Although everyone has a different experience, health service research indicates over 88% of clients rated counselling as very helpful.

Do all counsellors work the same way?

Most counsellors have a core model and work in line with a client’s needs.  Suzanne draws upon mindfulness techniques and elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  You can be assured Suzanne has your best interests in mind and will work with you appropriately.

Counsellor or Therapist?

Counsellor
A counsellor offers you an understanding as you explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. A counsellor helps you to discover your own answers so you can become clearer about the best way to move forward and create positive change. A counsellor is alongside you in your journey and supports you in the choices you make and helps you strengthen your ability to find solutions to your difficulties.

Therapist
A therapist helps you explore how your past may be impacting on your present and will support you in developing greater understanding about recurrent feelings, behaviours and ways of thinking. A therapist will help you to explore your often unconscious protective strategies which may be hindering you. A therapist will help you resolve experiences from your past and support you in laying a foundation for a positive future.

Cancellations

Once you start working with Suzanne, please contact her on 07766 930041 if you need to cancel a session.  Please give at least twenty-four hours notice when cancelling.  The session fee is payable when less than twenty-four hours notice is received.  Entering into counselling is a commitment and to get the best from the sessions it is recommend you attend on a regular basis.

Is it confidential?

Your sessions are confidential except in circumstances where you are perceived as a danger or risk to yourself or you pose a threat to the safety of others.  In some circumstances your counsellor or therapist may be ordered by a Court to divulge information about you or in the event Child Protection procedures are breached.  Counsellors and therapists have a duty to report information that assists in the detection or prevention of terrorism. To continue to work in your best interests, it may be necessary for your counsellor or therapist to discuss you with other professionals such as your G.P. and in these circumstances your consent will be sought. 

Record Keeping

Following each session, Suzanne is required to make brief notes to comply with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Notes will be kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  For further information on this please visit Ethical FrameworkSuzanne is always willing to answer any questions appertaining to this topic or any other questions you might have.

Qualifications

Suzanne has a B.A. Honours degree in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, is a trained Couples Therapist, Adoption Support Counsellor and Supervisor. If you think Suzanne may not be the right counsellor or therapist for you, it is recommended you seek support from a qualified counsellor or therapist who also holds membership with their professional body.

Insurance

You may be confident that Suzanne is fully insured and holds an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate.

Who are the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy?

The BACP are the governing body of which Suzanne is a member.  You can download the Ethical Framework to which she adheres: pdf

What is a CRB or DBS?

CRB
A Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check is a process for gathering information about someone’s criminal convictions and other cautions, reprimands and final warnings given by the Police.

DBS
A Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check on 1st December 2012 because the Criminal Records Bureau merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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