The relationship between the counsellor and client is very important during our sessions. With this in mind I offer clients a half price initial session which gives you an opportunity to meet me. I think this is a great way for you to get a feel for the sessions and to see if you would like to work with me.
I can also offer a free ten minute phone consultation regarding services and bookings.
Individual counselling is a fifty minute face to face session between the two of us. During an individual session you will have the safety and security to raise and explore issues in a confidential environment.
During individual counselling this is an ideal opportunity for you to discuss things such as challenging or upsetting experiences. Or feelings, behaviours or thoughts which you are struggling with. This can include things such as anxiety or depression.
We can explore these things in order for you to gain a deeper understanding and look at ways of moving towards positive change. If you have a personally sensitive issue this may mean you have struggled to share this or you may have been reluctant to seek help. I offer a non-judgemental space where you will be listened to, understood and respected.
Individual sessions are priced at £40 each.
It is a myth that relationships do not require work every now and again. There may be times where your relationship no longer feels energized, where it feels a struggle to understand each other and to respond to each other like you used to. Maybe there has been an affair or a new baby has put a strain on the relationship. It's OK to ask for help... I offer couples counselling where both partners jointly attend in order to work through difficulties with the relationship or with family life. We may think about the styles of communication used in the relationship, or unhelpful patterns of behaviour which have developed. We will work together to explore and understand these difficulties allowing new insight into how you are each experiencing the situation and what may help to facilitate change.
As with individual counselling these sessions give the opportunity to feel safe and secure in a non-judgemental, confidential environment. Each person is respected and given chance to voice their opinions and views in order to fully understand the needs of each individual.
Additional Information About Payments and Services During our initial talks I will also assess whether I believe I am the right counsellor to meet your needs. If I feel that my skills and method of working are not a match for your needs I may suggest alternative forms of therapy, signposting you to a different service where possible. This will be done sensitively with your best interests in mind.
Deposit If we feel that we are a good match and you would like for us to work together following on from your initial appointment I can book you in for future sessions at an agreed date and time. I request a £20 deposit for individual clients and £25 for couples. This deposit confirms all future bookings at the time we add them to the diary and is repaid at the end of the counselling under the terms of our contract.
Frequency of sessions and payments Each session at Unique You Counselling lasts for fifty minutes and will usually take place weekly. Sessions are paid for before the session begins using BACS bank transfer, or at the beginning of the session if paying cash. I can accept cheques if this has been agreed and they have cleared before the start of the session.
Cancellation policy All counselling sessions, including the initial appointment are subject to a 24 hour cancellation policy. If this notice of cancellation is not given then a £20 fee is charged for individual sessions and £25 for couples sessions.