J G Counselling
Counselling and Life Coaching
What happens in Counselling sessions?
In the initial session I will explain the process of counselling and the responsibilities expected from both client/s and myself. During this session clients are given the chance
to ask questions and explore whether they feel counselling is right for them.
An agreement is made between us which will cover - Time and day of appointments,
how often and the length of sessions, confidentiality and its limitations, record keeping,
non-attendance and cancellations. The initial appointment lasts approx 30 minutes, further appointments are 50 minutes for individuals and 90 minutes for couples.
Counselling is a joint relationship, I will ask questions about your life, your feelings,
thoughts and actions which may be difficult and painful but by doing so it can be a great relief to share these with someone who will not judge you but help you gain a better understanding and reach a positive outcome.
What are the roles and responsibilities of a Counsellor?
As a therapist I will take responsibility for:
Time keeping, managing agenda, giving feedback, monitoring the therapeutic
relationship, creating a safe place, ethical issues, keeping notes, drawing up therapy
reports, facilitate emotional growth, healing and give emotional support.
Are home visits different?
I will offer the same service as I would do in any other setting and all policies and procedures relevant to a client’s home setting will be observed. I will be courteous and respectful of my client’s home.
How long are the sessions and how many can I have?
Sessions are typically 50 minutes long for individuals and 90 minutes long for couples.
You are not limited to a set amount of sessions and will last as long as you require them.
Is Counselling confidential?
Counselling is highly confidential and is carried out within strict professional boundaries.
There are certain exceptional circumstances in which I may be under legal or ethical duty to
disclose information. This is to ensure your safety and the safety of others and to comply with legislation.
For an emergency cancellation then 24 hours’ notice is required,
a fee will still be payable, for non-attendance an invoice will be issued.
Please contact me if you have any other questions
'Every journey begins with the first step'