Counselling is a term that has become rather blurred in its meaning over the last few years.
From a technical point of view, counselling is a form of’talking therapy in which the counsellor provides people struggling with mental health or emotional problems the opportunity to discuss their concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Unlike more technical forms of psychotherapy however, counselling does not normally involve telling people specific ways that they should think or behave in order to solve their problems.
Many people find that simply being able to talk about their problems with a professional counsellor has a positive impact on the way that they feel and may even allow them to get back on with the business of living their lives without the need for any additional support.
This is what is meant by the popular strap-line “It’s good to talk” that is common in the media today.
What Happens During Counselling Sessions?
Counselling sessions involves talking openly about what is troubling you today or what you’re struggling with.
Up until fairly recently mental health problems were highly stigmatised resulting in many people feeling unable to talk about their problems for fear of being negatively judged by others.
Because of this, people will have often put up with their problems for many years over which time they may have become progressively worse.
Talking to a counsellor who has been trained to understand emotional problems can feel very liberating in itself and reserach indicates that sgaring problems really does help to alleviate them.
How Many Counselling Sessions Will I Need?
Whilst it’s impossible to be precise about the number of counselling sessions that a person might need to overcome their particular problem, guidelines drawn-up by NICE suggest between 10 and 20 sessions being most effective.
The relationship that is created between counsellor and client is known to be one of the most important factors in making a good recovery and 10 – 20 sessions certainly allows for the development of such a relationship.
How Much Does Counselling Cost?
Typical hourly rates for counselling sessions ranges from £60 to £150 per hour depending on where you live in the country and the professional credentials of your counsellor.
Free Initial Consultations
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your problems prior to commencing any counselling.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Overcome Your Problems with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different mental health problems.
Using our online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.