Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Counselling is the opportunity to talk to someone outside of your life about anything that is troubling you or holding you back from where you want to be. This is a confidential service with a focus on supporting you, making sense of your experience and moving towards where you want to be.

Counselling can help you work through a range of life problems and challenges. The list below gives some ideas of the sorts of things counselling can help with :

  • Exploring neuro-divergence

  • Making sense of past experiences

  • Working through a problem

  • Coping with difficult live events

  • Coping with depression

  • Managing anxiety

  • Developing increased confidence

  • Making better choices

  • Exploring self-defeating patterns and habits

  • Managing difficult emotions

  • Exploring opportunities for change

  • Fostering hope and motivation

  • Exploring opportunities for change

  • Providing a safe outlet to vent

Signs that indicate that counselling might be helpful for you can include the following :

  • You have the feeling that you want to talk to someone not involved in your life about what’s going on, to help you make sense of your experience.

  • Your sleep is suffering, you are just not able to get the rest you need.

  • You feel irritable more often.

  • Your concentration is suffering.

  • You have got a lot going on right now.

  • You don’t feel you can talk to your family and friends about what is going on.

  • Feeling sad or upset more often than usual.

  • Loss of appetite or eating too much.

  • Experiencing “Burn Out”.

  • Not wanting to do things you usually enjoy.

  • Drinking or smoking more to cope with stress.

  • Something in your life has changed and you want some support to help make sense of it.

I am a professionally qualified Therapeutic Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.

I also hold  a level 4 diploma in Counselling for Children and Young People.

I am committed to my professional development and have undertaken many hours of additional training and CPD including “Best Practice When Supporting Autistic Clients” and “ADHD in the therapy room”.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with hundreds of hours experience providing one to one therapy sessions for neurodivergent adults, children and young people.

Neuro-divergent refers to individuals who have different processing styles than what is considered typical. Examples include Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia

The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists is a professional membership body for Therapists in the UK. In order to gain membership a counsellor needs to have completed a recognised level four qualification, delivered face to face over two years (part time) and to deliver at least 100 hours of supervised therapy, most of which must be in a face to face setting.  As a member of the BACP I work towards their ethical framework.

To find out more about the BACP click here to visit there website (opens up a new window). 

You can find details about the ethical framework in the FAQ bellow.

The BACP ethical framework is a set of standards that therapists work to, helping to ensure consistency in provision across the profession – and thus also a benchmark for accountability (so supporting the investigation of any complaints from clients). It sets out the Values and Principles and Personal moral qualities a counsellor must work towards in order to be a member. 

A copy of the BACP ethical frame work is available on there website. Click here to find out more (opens up a new window)

See the FAQ tab above for details of what the BACP is.

Professional supervision is a process to maintain adequate standards of counselling. It is a monthly meeting between a counsellor and their counselling supervisor to discuss their caseload. There are two key purposes of the supervision – to protect the client and to improve the counsellor’s ability to support clients safely, ethically and appropriately. Counselling supervision is bound by the same confidentiality as counselling.

Yes, what we talk about in sessions is confidential. There are a few limitations to confidentiality within counselling. These are, professional supervision where I discuss my clinical work with another therapist, however client names remain anonymous within supervision. 

The other reason I may need to break confidentiality is if you tell me that you or someone else is at risk of serious harm. I will always try to discuss my need to break confidentiality with you. There are some very limited safeguarding issues where this may not be possible. 

To book your free consultation fill in the form on the contact page and we can book a meeting at a time that suits you. I will discuss how to book further sessions with you in the initial meeting.

In the initial session we will discuss what you are looking for help with and how I can support you. I will also provide you with further details of how the process works as well as answering questions you have before deciding to book further sessions. It is also an opportunity to meet me and decide if I am the right person to help you.

The cost of a session is £45 per hour. The initial 20 minute consultation is free.

Confidentiality is very important to my service. I will never identify you as a client or give any information about our work together.

Sessions can be delivered in person from my therapy room in Doncaster or over the Zoom platform.

Yes, there are a number of free car parks on site. Information about restrictions and use is displayed within the car parks. The car park in front of St Catherine’s House is for people visiting the house itself. All other car parks are free to use inline with the T and C displayed within the car parks.

No. I only offer individual sessions at this time.

I offer a few limited evening sessions. I offer a wait list for these sessions as they tend to fill quickly. I do not offer weekend sessions at this time.

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