WHAT IS COUNSELLING AND HOW CAN IT HELP?
Counselling is an opportunity to explore and work through any challenges you may be facing. Counselling can help you as it offers a safe and confidential space where a person who is specially trained can support you through implementing change.
I’VE NEVER BEEN TO COUNSELLING BEFORE: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO TALK ABOUT?
During counselling sessions you can talk about anything you wish to bring to sessions, there is no set formula. During your initial assessment we will discuss what you would like to address and work through during counselling.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN THE FIRST SESSION?
During your first session an assessment will be completed. This assessment is a way in which you and Lauren can see if you are able to work therapeutically together. This first session will also include signing a contract, consent and confidentiality form.
HOW LONG DOES COUNSELLING TAKE ON AVERAGE?
Counselling is a very individual process, therefore there is no one size fits all number of sessions. However if you feel time-limited counselling is more appropriate for you please discuss this with us.
WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY, IS IT TRUE THAT COUNSELLING IS COMPLETELY PRIVATE AND NOTHING CAN BE REVEALED OUTSIDE OF THE COUNSELLING ROOM?
Counselling is a completely confidential process, however, confidentiality does have some limitations. The limits of confidentiality would include if a client discloses something that makes a counsellor feel they are at risk of harm. During your initial assessment session we will fully explain the limits of confidentiality.
CAN I BRING SOMEONE ALONG, SUCH AS A PARTNER OR PARENT/CARER?
Clients may wish to be accompanied by relatives or friends to sessions. However, relatives and friends cannot be present in the counselling room.
MY SCHEDULE CHANGES EACH WEEK, WOULD I NEED TO COME EVERY WEEK AT THE SAME TIME?
Ideally counselling sessions will be held on the same day and at the same time every week, however you can discuss your individual requirements during your initial assessment session.