What’s on your mind?

Asking for help can be very difficult, especially if you have not experienced counselling or psychotherapy before.  I understand that you may be nervous or anxious about the process and I will always do what I can to put you at your ease.  You may have questions and so I have answered a few of the ones that I am most frequently asked below:  

Can counselling help with anxiety and depression?

Counselling can help with anxiety and depression by giving you ways of dealing with difficult situations in your daily life as they occur and by exploring the causes of your feelings to help you move forward. According to the NHS, in adults the results can be the same or more effective than medication.

How long does counselling last?

This depends upon the issue and what you feel would suit you. It can be long-term, short-term or for a pre-determined number of sessions. It is a decision that will be made with you during the assessment.

How long is a counselling session?

At QCPT a counselling session is 50 minutes and takes place weekly. However, if this does not suit you, we can discuss alternative arrangements.

Are counselling sessions confidential?

Information disclosed during a counselling session is confidential. At QCPT this is taken very seriously and your information will not be shared with anyone. However, if there is a risk of serious harm to yourself or someone else this may need to be disclosed. In the event of this happening, the situation will be discussed with you in the first instance if at all possible.