What is counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy are known as “talking therapies”. This involves talking to a qualified professional counsellor, who creates a safe and confidential space for you to explore any concerns you may have that may range from painful deep-rooted past experiences to more recent everyday struggles that you want to be free from.

How confidential is it?
Very. Trust and confidentiality are significant aspects of counselling, so what you share is always kept confidential. Only in exceptional circumstances, such as harm to a vulnerable other, would it ever be necessary for me to share this information without discussing it with you first.

How safe is counselling?
Again very. As a member of the BACP, registered member of the UKCP and clinical member of the UPCA, I adhere to a strict code of ethics that ensures that I am always working for your best interest.

Why RightInsight Counselling?
Location – I am conveniently located as a counsellor in Leeds; offering counselling and therapy Leeds; within easy reach from many other areas of West Yorkshire, Leeds and Leeds City Centre. A short distance from main rail stations, with ample parking and bus stops right outside my practice.

Experience – I have rich and varied experience both personally and professionally. I know firsthand what it is to be challenged and to overcome and have worked with many clients facing their own challenges which they are seeking to overcome. This can vary from issues such as depression to managing their feelings, thoughts and behaviours.

Interest – As a psychotherapeutic therapist one of my main areas of interest is helping clients make sense of their past with the intention of reconciling it with the present and future. Making sense of the past can also help to make sense of any issues clients have, which they might want to understand better or change, so that they may go on to get the most out of life. When working with me, you are working with someone who is committed to helping you achieve that, whatever that means for you.

What next?
Get in touch by email or call me on 07795 253457. If it feels ok we can arrange to meet at my Leeds counselling practice. At the first session we can start to explore what is going on for you and how I can help you.

How long will counselling last?
As long as you want it to, as it varies from person to person. Some people like to agree a number of sessions beforehand, some prefer reviews to be built in, while others feel to continue without a time structure.

How long will each session last?
50 minutes for individuals. 60 minutes for couples counselling.

What happens in a session?
Your life and story. This might mean talking about your current self and relationships and how these connect to your past. Or it might mean discussing an addiction or behaviour in a way that you have not previously been able to. Depending on which approach is used activities to do between sessions can be agreed and monitored. Whichever approach we use you won’t be judged, instead you will be listened to in an encouraging way where you and your experience and choices will be treated with respect and positive regard.

What are your fees and how do I make payment?
Individuals £50
Couples counselling £60
Fees are payable in cash at the start of sessions.

What sorts of clients do you help and work with?
I operate an equal opportunities policy so I work with everyone in my Leeds counselling practice regardless of gender, race, sexuality, age or disability. As long as you want to understand yourself better, improve your life and find your own meanings and truth then we can work together. However there might be times when something different might be required and if this is the case I’ll work with you to find what that might be.

Are your premises wheelchair accessible?
Yes, as above, I work with all clients, though please contact me first for more information.

 

Useful Links

AA – For anyone struggling with alcohol addiction www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

CAB – The Citizens Advice Bureau is a national service that can be accessed locally to provide advice on matters such as consumer rights, debts and legal matters www.adviceguide.org.uk

CHILDLINE – On matters concerning anyone under the age of 18, the Childline website can be a valuable resource www.childline.org.uk

CRUSE – Cruse Bereavement have counsellors who are specially trained to work with those dealing with bereavement www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS – For support on eating disorders www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org

MIND – Mind is a leading mental health charity, contact them for matters and information on mental health www.mind.org.uk

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – For information about drug use and further support with recovery www.ukna.org

NHS – If you are looking for information about the NHS these provide information www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or www.nhs.uk

SAMARITANS – The Samaritans have a 24-hour helpline and can be a valuable resource for people dealing with feelings of despair and suicide www.samaritans.org

VICTIM SUPPORT – For victims of crime looking for support and advice www.victimsupport.org.uk

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