Questions about Counselling
How long should I have counselling for?
Counselling can be short term which would be only 6-12 sessions, or it may be longer term and last for several months. We can talk this over and decide together how long you might want to have therapy depending upon the issues you wish to address. It is your choice how many sessions you want to have and you can decide at any point to stop counselling.
What areas can you help me with?
Counselling can help you with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem and relationship problems. To find out all the different areas that I work with please click on the yellow button below.
How much does counselling cost?
Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes. My fee for the initial session is reduced at £25. If you decide to go ahead with regular weekly counselling the fee is £40 per session. Please contact me however, if you are on low income or benefits as I have a small number of lower fee sessions available.
Payment can be made on the day by cash or card. You can also pay by bank transfer the day before the session. I may charge the full fee for appointments that are missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Where will the counselling sessions take place?
The counselling sessions will take place in East Grinstead, either based at my home or at Jubilee Community Centre.
What happens at the initial session?
The initial session is a chance for us to meet and for me to tell you more about the way that I work and explain more about the counselling process. We will talk about what has brought you to counselling and I will ask you some questions. I understand that it takes courage to approach a counsellor, so this session will also give you the opportunity to ask me some questions and discuss any worries and concerns you may have.
You will then be more informed to decide whether you think counselling will be of benefit to you and if you would like to work with me. If you then make the decision to proceed with counselling we will agree a regular day and time that we can meet weekly for the sessions.
Is counselling confidential?
I treat all information disclosed to me by you as confidential. However, if I believe that you are in danger of harming yourself or others, or that a child is at risk I may need to inform someone. My aim would be to discuss this with you first where possible.
How do I contact you to ask a question or arrange an initial session?
You can either send an email to helen@butterflycounselling, complete the form on the Contact Me page of this website, or give me a call on 07510 896 054. I look forward to hearing from you.