Frequently Asked Questions
How many Therapy sessions will I need?
Therapy can last from one session to several sessions depending on what you need and want to achieve. Some people have specific problems and they may need support or guidance with and a few sessions will bring them to a place they are comfortable with while others may wish to explore their lives over several weeks or even months. It usually becomes clear to both Therapist and Client when the work is coming to an end.
Is Therapy confidential?
Confidentiality is an important aspect of Therapy, it allows the client to feel safe in sharing their story and worries. However, there are limitations to that confidentiality and this would be discussed with you during the first session.
Have you had success with this kind of issue before?
As life progresses most of us will face some challenging times and this is often when people reach out to a Therapist. While every clients story is unique the feelings associated with it are usually quite similar and that is what gets worked on in Therapy. So, the answer is yes.
Will I be judged by you?
In Therapy you are free to be open and vulnerable in a safe non-judgemental environment. This relationship allows growth, healing and a sense of freedom to be your true self.
What is a Therapy session like?
Therapy can be challenging as we look at old ways of thinking and being that may no longer serve you. This will be done with integrity for all.
How do I know my Therapist is the right one for me?
In Therapy it’s important to feel safe while also being challenged in exploring events in your life. It may not always feel comfortable but it should be taken at your own pace, and space should be allowed for integration. If this happens you are probable with the right Therapist for you.
Why is trust important in a Counselling relationship?
It is most important that the Client Therapist relationship is built on reciprocal trust in order for the client to feel comfortable in expressing themselves. It is the Therapist responsibility to provide a safe confidential environment while offering empathy understanding and respect.
What will change for me if I go to Therapy?
The reality is you may end up with more questions than answers for a while as you explore your life history and the person you are because of it. However it can also provide insights to patterns that you may not be aware of and this offers the client an opportunity to see things from a different perspective, what we don’t see we can’t change. This in time can lead to a more balanced, harmonious life.
What should I expect to feel in Therapy?
Therapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experiences uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to lead to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.
Do you offer Massage as part of your Therapy?
Yes I do, if and when it’s appropriate. With fifteen years experience as a massage Therapist I truly believe our body holds memories that our mind can’t comprehend, through Massage they can be released. The mind and body are undivided. What affects the mind is manifested in the body