The service offered is for adults and is either open-ended counselling or brief counselling.
The guide line below might help in deciding which one will suit you. This can be discussed with your counsellor.
Open ended counselling / psychotherapy is generally more effective than shorter periods of therapy for people with complex issues or concerns, the counsellor provides continued support during this time.
We recognise that not everyone can commit to open-ended counselling. As an alternative, we also offer a short-term option to concentrate on a specific issue.
Counselling offers a space to work through areas of your life which may be troubling you. There are times when the causes of distress are clearer, for example if someone close to you has died, if you are experiencing difficulties with a relationship or problems at work. At other times the reasons are not so clear, but the feelings are just as painful.
Sometimes friends and family can help, but it is not always easy to confide in those closest to you. At times like these, it can help to talk to someone who is not personally involved in your life. A counsellor will listen to you without making judgments and can help you find new resources within yourself
THE INITIAL APPOINTMENT
The initial appointment gives you a chance to explore some of the feelings that you may be experiencing and to decide whether you think that counselling will be of help to you. The meeting lasts 50 minutes and there is a standard charge.