Common Questions

What is counselling?

Counselling involves using a safe environment to communicate with someone who is trained to listen. The counselling allows individuals to deal with specific life issues. The main factor that usually determines how successful the therapy is does not lie with the technique used, but with the actual counsellor. How you connect with the counsellor is likely to determine how successful the treatment is. Some therapies involve looking at past relationships and experiences to make sense of them, and others involve looking at the ‘here and now’.


What are the different therapies used?

Psychological therapies generally fall into three categories. These are behavioural therapies, which focus on cognitions and behaviours, psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies, which focus on the unconscious relationship patterns that evolved from childhood, and humanistic therapies which focus on looking at the ‘here and now’. By working in an integrative way all of these techniques are incorporated as appropriate to each individual.


How do I know if I need counselling?

Only you can decide whether you wish to try counselling. Just communicating with or talking to someone confidentially who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference. Counselling provides a regular time for those in distress to explore their feelings and talk about their problems. A counsellor can help you develop better ways of coping, allowing you to live the life you deserve.


How many people in the UK have counselling?

The figures are uncertain, however, the number of qualified counsellors has tripled in the last 10 years to keep up with demand. There are millions of people all over the world affected by mental health problems. Those who do not experience some form of mental distress at some time during their lives are probably fairly unusual and extremely lucky.


What is registration/accreditation with a professional body?

Professional bodies ensure counsellors work to certain standards of good practice as a professional. Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


How long does each counselling session last?

Each face to face, Skype Therapy or online counselling session will usually last 50 minutes.


How regularly will I have sessions with my counsellor?

Many clients engage in weekly sessions, however this can vary depending on the type of therapy and your own personal requirements.


How much do I pay for counselling sessions?

This varies depending on the mode of therapy.

£60 per email exchange

£60 per telephone session

£60 per Skype Therapy session

£60 per Face to Face session before 5PM

£75 per Face to Face session after 5PM

All addiction counselling is £75 a session

Four sessions can be paid for in advance with a 10% discount


How can I pay for counselling sessions?

Sessions must be paid for in advance via the 10to8 payment tab


How can I find About You Counselling on Skype?

My skype name is cynthia.fogoe


How confidential are my counselling sessions?

Confidentiality is the cornerstone of psychological therapy. Everything that discussed is totally confidential. On rare occasions it may be necessary to involve a third party but, in the unlikely event of this happening, every effort will be made to discuss it with you first (See Confidentiality & Privacy Policy).

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