Frequently asked questions about Salford Counselling
- Q) Is what is discussed confidential?
- A) Yes, very much so. Client confidentiality is considered a very important part of the counselling process. The exception is when the counsellor feels there is the potential of harm or loss of life to self or others. Where it is felt there is a need to inform a third party, the client will be informed in advance of the intention to inform that third person.
- Q) Do you keep and hold records of our sessions?
- A) I do take notes as a personal reflection on the session. These notes are private and are kept secure before being destroyed when the sessions are at an end.
- Q) Can I have someone accompany me in the session?
- A) The short answer is no. The counselling provided is adult (aged sixteen and above) on a one to one basis. You are welcome to have someone accompany you to the door and for them to stay and wait outside in the waiting area.
- Q) How many sessions do I need?
- A) That is a very understandable and common question but is difficult to answer. Normally I would see clients for six sessions. However, I'm sure you will appreciate that it's dependent upon each person's situation and their presenting issue/s.
- Q) Can I see you for more than six or less than six sessions?
- A) Yes, of course. One aspect of counselling is empowerment, and part of that is that you are encouraged to make choices. How many sessions you attend is your choice.
- Q) What if I don’t want to be hypnotised or receive EMDR?
- A) No problem. Counselling is about you and your choices. What you want to do and what you don’t want to do is totally up to you.
- Q) How long are the sessions?
- A) Sessions last 50 minutes.
- Q Why should I use your services?
- A) When anyone takes advantage of seeing a private healthcare provider, it is usually for two reasons. Firstly they want to see some one who is good, and secondly they would like a service sooner than the NHS can provide. I fulfill that role. I always advise you to see your local GP as your first port of call. If they can meet your needs that is ideal, but if for whatever reason they cannot, you now have a great alternative.
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