How long is a course of therapy?
During the first session, we get to know each other, discuss the specifics of the chosen therapy, what you want to get out of the sessions and how we can work together.
The length of the therapy may vary depending on what you bring into therapy. It can last from a few sessions to several months or over a year. It may take several sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better. Between 8 and 10 sessions is usually considered a short therapy. Among people who have received counselling in the UK, 65% of people improve after 7 sessions.
What is the Person-Centred Approach?
Person-centred counselling is one of the humanistic therapies. It was founded in the 1940s by the American psychologist Carl Rogers who believed that, given the right conditions (being listen to in a non-judgmental, genuine and empathic way) , a person can reach their full potential and become their true self.
“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.” Says Rogers. A fulfilling life “involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one’s potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life. Yet the deeply exciting thing about human beings is that when the individual is inwardly free, he chooses as the good life this process of becoming.” ― Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy
How much does it cost?
My fees are between £40 and £50. I offer a sliding scale and invite you to choose what feels fair to you. Concessions might be available for counselling students. Feel free to discuss your circumstances with me.