FAQs

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” – Carl Rogers
Who is therapy for?

Therapy can be beneficial for people experiencing a range of psychological issues. You don’t need a diagnosis or label to access therapy.

How can therapy help?

Therapy is not just for individuals in crisis or distress. You may be aware of something that is not quite right and seek to understand an issue in more depth.

What is therapy like?

No two people are the same and, as such, therapy needs to be tailored to meet your specific needs and help you to work towards positive change.

Do I need a GP referral?

No – private clients are able to self-refer, however those wishing to use private medical insurance usually need to see a GP and sometimes a consultant Psychiatrist to activate treatment authorisation.

Can I use private medical insurance?

This is dependent on your policy and you will have to check if treatment for psychological difficulties is covered, how many sessions you are entitled to and any other restrictions prior to booking your initial consultation.

How much does therapy cost?

Initial consultation: £30
Subsequent sessions: £60 per session

How long should I expect therapy to last?

The length of therapy depends on your individual needs and circumstances which will be regularly reviewed, approximately every sixth session.

During therapy, life events may change the direction of therapy or you may uncover or view existing experiences differently and want to spend time exploring them. Alternatively, you may progress much faster in the therapeutic process than you had expected.

What can I expect?

In your first session, we will also explore the reasons for you seeking therapy and any in-depth questions you may have about treatment. You can then also decide if you would like to proceed. All sessions are 50 minutes long and will be scheduled according to your needs, usually weekly or bi-weekly.

Confidentiality

Everything you discuss is confidential. However, there is a professional duty of care to you and people you may look after, so if you are at risk of hurting yourself or others, outside assistance from other professionals will be discussed with you.

To ensure your treatment is safe, ethical and in your best interests, monthly clinical supervision is carried out with a third party. This process is completely confidential and no identifying information is given out during the process.

How do I book?

All sessions are by appointment only, and can be booked via email or phone.

What times are available?

Sessions are available from 8am to 8pm with the last session starting at 7pm during weekdays. Reduced hours are available at weekends.

Can I change or cancel my appointment?

When it is absolutely necessary to change your appointment, you will need to give at least 48 hours’ notice to avoid incurring a charge.

How will the session take place?

Therapy can be delivered in a few ways to suit your needs as we understand life can be hectic and getting to one of our locations isn’t always possible. So, as well as face to face therapy we can also provide therapy over the phone or internet using medicare video software.

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e. info@at-ease-counselling.co.uk
t. 01952 952496
m. 07368 845288

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We offer psychotherapy and counselling for a wide range of mental health conditions.

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info@at-ease-counselling.co.uk
01952 952496
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Locations

Venues in Birmingham and Shropshire. Remote therapy options also available.

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