FAQs From Children & Young People:
Q: How do I know if counselling is right for me?
A: Counselling provides you the opportunity to discuss and explore issues and challenges that are affecting your daily life with someone independent to family who is unbiased and non judgemental. Whilst counselling has proved beneficial for many children and young people, it may not suit everyone. Our qualified counsellors will be able to determine this during the initial session.
Q: Will my parents / guardians be informed about the detail of our discussions?
A: All counselling sessions are confidential; however, we are required to follow legal requirements should we feel an individual is at immediate risk of harm. We would discuss this with you during the initial session.
Q: What happens during a counselling session?
A: At your initial session we would discuss what challenges you are facing and determine what you would like to achieve. We would work together to help you set achievable goals.
Q: How long and how often is each session?
A: Typically, each session would last around 50 minutes once a week. This would be discussed during your first session.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: Typically, we would start with six sessions and then review the progress made.
Q: What if I don't like my counsellor?
A: The more comfortable you feel with your counsellor the better the outcome. If you don't like your counsellor, we would prefer you tells us so we can make alternative arrangements.
Q: These FAQs don't answer my questions what can I do?
A: Please use the contact page to get in touch. We will get back to you as soon as possible.