Is counselling confidential?
Yes, counselling is completely confidential.
How long is a session?
The first session will last 60 minutes to allow time to explore and understand your relationship difficulties.. Further sessions will be 50 minutes.
How many sessions will I/we need?
This will depend on the issues you are bringing. The sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs. On average most people need between six and ten sessions.
What happens in the first session?
This offers you an opportunity to explain the difficulties you are encountering in your relationship. I will then help and encourage you to express your feelings in a totally safe environment. By the end of this session we will have agreed what changes you would like to make. This session also gives you a chance to decide whether you will feel happy to work with me.
What happens in following sessions?
As the sessions progress we explore your problems and the underlying reasons for them. This leads to a better understanding of both yourself and your partner. Eventually the changes you identified in the first session (and possibly others) can begin to happen. This work can be challenging but is done with sensitivity and great care.
When will I/we be OK to finish counselling?
We will regularly review the work to maintain a constant focus. I will discuss when to end the sessions with you and have your full agreement that you are confident to leave the counselling.
Where is Couple Counselling West London?
I am very close to West Ealing and a short bus ride from Ealing Broadway, South Ealing or Northfields tube station. There is ample parking in the street.
Is it possible to have Skype counselling?
This service is possible in certain situations although I do not recommend this approach on an ongoing basis. I will discuss it with you if appropriate.