What is counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment.
How can counselling help?
Sometimes life can be really tough and we need someone beyond family and friends to talk to. A counsellor can help you gain perspective on the issue(s) troubling you. Together you explore these issues and consider what might be stopping you from being happy or reaching your potential. The aim of the counselling process is to enable you to understand and accept yourself and to have support to make changes if you wish.
The counsellors at Don’t Lose Hope are trained and experienced in both Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
All of our counsellors are members of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy or the National Counselling Society.
We have a little information about each counsellor on our ‘Meet the Team’ page. You are welcome to choose who you feel you would ‘fit’ with and if you have no preference we will work that out in our initial session.
We offer all prospective clients a short initial consultation. This provides you with an opportunity to decide if counselling is right for you and ask any questions you may have. It provides us with an opportunity to give you information on how we work, length of sessions, cancelled appointments and fees (if applicable).
What you talk to your counsellor about is confidential. However, should a counsellor feel a client is either a danger to themselves or others, she does reserve the right to inform outside agencies (eg GP), but would not do so without, whenever possible, informing you first. We will explain this further in our initial session.