Online & Telephone Therapy
Therapy done your way
If you have been considering or looking for therapy for you, your child, friend, you and your partner then you’ve come to the right place! I’m confident we can help and if we can’t we may know someone that can.
Those of you that are unsure of therapy, we will try our upmost to put you at ease, our therapists are very down to earth. We are very much in the belief that if you broke your leg, would you not go to the doctors to heal your leg? Your mental health works exactly the same. There are also preventative measures before things get a little too much.
Four Straight Forward Easy Steps
During the consultation call we discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, your general preferences & availability, as well as the type of therapy most beneficial for you.
If we can appropriately match you to a therapist at the end of the phone call you can book an appointment directly after this is you choose too.
Sessions done your way! Weekly or fortnightly sessions.
We have an online booking system as well as other traditional methods. And what's unique to us is that you're not tied to the same appointment day and time each week ensuring that we are accessible to all and a fully inclusive and flexible service.
Upon starting therapy you begin to explore your issues and we will begin to tailor our therapeutic approach to you.
Entering counselling allows you to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and current issues in a safe environment. Counselling is a non-judgemental and supportive environment where you can explore how you are feeling with a professional who is trained to help you unpick your current situation and gain more insight into it.
There are many different modalities in counselling, which means your counsellor will be trained in a specific way, the most common in the UK are: Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CTB (Cognitive behaviour therapy) and Integrative (having knowledge of different ways of working).
Many years ago counsellors were purer in their approach, meaning they would practice in the modality they trained without integrating any other ways of working, now it is much for common for most counsellors to integrate most other modalities into their work, to ensure that the therapy tailored around each individual.
There is no length of time that counselling generally lasts, as the client you may choose to come for a specific length of time (i.e. 6 sessions) or you may choose to come until you are feeling better. Coming for regular appointments is important and we would advise coming every week or fortnight for consistency.
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Many people ask what’s difference between both psychotherapy and counselling. Essentially, they have the same common goal, which is to help you overcome issues that are distressing and improve your quality of life. In general, psychotherapists tend to train for longer and as a result, often work with more complex clients or those who want to have longer-term therapy. However, many counsellors also work with complicated cases and work in depth as well.
Psychotherapists are also trained on more complex mental health issues and are able to plan the therapy accordingly.
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
The sessions will last 50 minutes with a five to ten-minute wrap at the end on how the session went and to book any further sessions. Sessions are usually held weekly, or fortnightly at a mutually agreed time and day, you are not tied to any number of sessions, you come as long as you want to, there will be regular review sessions throughout your time in therapy, this helps to see evaluate on how far along the process you are at or where you are at in therapy. We understand however that there may be financial constraints on how long you are able to come for counselling or psychotherapy. If this is the case you & we can discuss whether this is an appropriate option in your consultation.
Your confidentiality is especially important to us as well as is the counselling relationship. Everything that is discussed with your Counsellor in the counselling session is kept in the strictest confidence.
Your Counsellor/Therapist is bound by the Code of Ethics set out by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I will adhere to their guidelines. Notes would be taken in the session. It is of huge importance to put you at ease during you time in therapy.
Don't just take our word for it......
"We couldn't talk to each other, it felt like the respect had gone from both of us, having children and life stresses really impacted us, therapy gave us a sense of who we were and stand up and listen. "
Ali and Matty, Monkseaton