Counselling is a process whereby a person is helped and supported in addressing issues which may have become too difficult or distressing to deal with. Counselling is not about being given advice or being told what to do. The therapist's role first and foremost is to help the person work through any areas of personal challenge or difficulty, with the aim of arriving at the person's own way of dealing with the issue(s) concerned.
Counselling can help in a wide variety of areas including:
Loss and Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem, Relationship Difficulties, Work-related Stress, Trauma, Lack of Confidence/Motivation, Major Life Transitions, Effects of Bullying or Abuse, and many more.
All material that is shared in counselling remains strictly confidential unless the practitioner has any reason to suspect that the client may be of potential harm to him/herself or other people, or that such activities are being perpetrated by a third party known to the client.
Number of Sessions
A counselling session usually lasts in the region of 50 to 60 minutes. There is no minimum number of sessions that a person is required to attend, however, for anyone choosing to be in counselling on a longer-term basis, regular reviews of their therapeutic progress will be included along the way. If you find that counselling meets your needs, the number of sessions you choose to undertake is entirely up to you. Payment is made on a session-by-session basis, with no need for you to commit yourself to any more appointments than you feel will be right for you.
Cost and Location
The cost of counselling is £40.00 (payable by cash or cheque on a session by session basis) and takes place at 97 Wood Lane, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9AY.
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Day or evening appointments can be arranged Monday to Friday.
If you are feeling despairing or suicidal as you read this, or if you need to talk to someone right away, it is strongly recommended that you make immediate contact with one of the following free, confidential services: In the UK and Ireland the Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day at www.samaritans.org For urgent assistance anywhere else in the world you can gain immediate access to your nearest means of support via the Befrienders Worldwide website at www.befrienders.org