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Counselling FAQs

What can counselling help with?

Mental health issues can have a profound impact on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We all have mental health, and what affects our daily lives varies between each of us. The important thing to remember is we’re not alone in our journey.

I have a holistic, person-centred approach which means each counselling relationship is completely unique based on what you bring to your sessions. I want to help you to realise your full potential and find your own personal meanings. 

This list below is not exhaustive, and there is much more to discover about ourselves than a medical diagnosis, but I have experience in working with the following:

  • abuse

  • anxiety

  • attachment disorder

  • bereavement

  • chronic fatigue

  • disabilities

  • high sensitivity

  • low self esteem

  • menopause

  • mental health

  • miscarriage

  • PTSD

  • suicidal thoughts

  • trauma

  • work related stress

How much will it cost?

Initial free 20 minute telephone consultation to see if we would like to work together.

Rates: £40-£55 per 50 minute session.

I offer a sliding scale rate and ask that you pay what feels fair and appropriate. depending on your circumstances This allows me to offer a lower rate to those on reduced income during these difficult times. If cost is a real barrier for you, contact me for more info on options which may help. 

Who does my counsellor talk to?

I adhere to COSCA and BACP Guidelines on confidentiality. Supervision is a professional safeguard to make sure I am working ethically and in your best interests. I speak with my supervisor about my counselling work but no personal or identifying information about clients is shared.

When might counselling not be appropriate?

Counselling is not a crisis service. If you feel that you are at risk of harming your self or others, please contact Samaritans or Breathing Space

Where will counselling take place?

I can offer telephone or video conferencing sessions which allow you to access counselling from home. I ask that you have a quiet, confidential space where you will not be interrupted. Face to face sessions can be offered at a cosy cabin close to the centre of Nairn. 

What if you are unhappy with my service? 

I adhere to COSCA's ethical guidelines and Code of Practice. If you have any unresolved complaints about my service, you can access the COSCA Complaints Procedure.

What next? 

Making the decision to start therapy can be daunting. I offer a short, free initial chat about the counselling process. Taking that first step can often be the hardest, but it is the first step towards growth and change.

Beach Fench
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