How much will the sessions cost?
We charge between £50 and £60 each session, and if availability allows, we also offer a lower fee scheme for clients on low incomes, or students studying counselling and psychotherapy.
How long does each session last?
Each session including the first initial session will last for 50 minutes.
How many sessions would I need?
The number of sessions depends on what you are coming to counselling for. We offer long term therapy which can last for up to two years or longer and we also offer short term counselling which lasts for 8 - 12 weeks. Essentially, it is up to you how long. We will reassess together how things are going as the sessions progress.
What is the difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling?
There are many similarities, but psychotherapy will go to a deeper level and look at the influencing, unresolved childhood traumas. Counselling is often focussed on a specific problem, but with an eye on past conflicts.
Is counselling & therapy confidential?
Yes. Professional ethics regarding good practice require that your sessions are strictly confidential. We will talk about this in the initial session.
How are my details stored?
Protection of your personal information is important to us and we will only use your personal information to provide the service you have requested from us. Such information will be retained in accordance with Data Protection regulations.
The Walled Garden Counselling Practice collects and retains contact information including name, address, telephone and email in order to contact you regarding appointments and availability. We will not share our data with third parties unless expressly authorised to do so - the information is of such gravity in the case of fraud, crime, or serious or imminent harm to the client or others or required by law.