What should I be looking for when choosing a counsellor?
You should check that your counsellor holds accredited training, is a member of an accredited organisation, keeps up to date with regular continuing professional development, has regular supervision, and carries current malpractice insurance. Importantly you need to feel comfortable with your therapeutic counsellor, since the counsellor/client relationship is vital to successful therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
A frequently asked question, but one that is hard to answer. Everyone is different and the number of sessions varies considerably. You should know after two or three sessions if this type of counselling is right for you.
Do all your counsellors work in the same way?
All practising members of our Foundation use the process of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and will have undergone comprehensive training. In addition, many members have trained in other counselling methods and holistic therapies and may bring these skills to enhance our integrative approach.
Are there any people who would not benefit from this type of counselling?
Yes – since this type of counselling seeks to work with our emotions rather than the mind, it would not be suitable for those people with diagnosed psychotic mental illnesses, e.g. schizophrenia, nor people who are actively using alcohol or drugs.
How is Emotional Therapeutic Counselling different from other forms of counselling?
Whilst ours is a talking therapy, we also use various tools to help a person recognise, acknowledge and deal with repressed or supressed emotional blocks. We believe that the mind, body and spirit are of equal importance, and that our emotional wellbeing is the key to a contented, fulfilling life.
How much do sessions cost?
All practising members of our Foundation are self-employed and will set their own fees which you can find out by contacting them directly. Many offer an initial consultation free of charge as this offers the client the opportunity to ask any questions, and feel comfortable that they will be able to work with the counsellor and that our type of therapeutic counselling feels right.