Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term, to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
Usually individuals choose to have counselling because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives. Sometimes people can feel isolated at times, even where an individual has the most supportive family and friends, it can be difficult if not impossible to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and/ or depressed. And it is often easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family.
Other life issues and events which can be very difficult to deal with include bereavement, divorce, redundancy, health issues or bullying. However, you do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to talk to someone. You may be experiencing underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, or be seeking balance in your life and spirituality. All of these reasons and more will bring individuals to counselling.
All counsellors practising from Woolpit Complementary are registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
The links below are fact-sheets and client information for anyone looking for a counsellor or in need of further information. These have been written by the BACP and are very useful for anyone with concerns or questions. Please feel free to read or download them.
You can call us any time between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday or 10am – 3pm each Saturday 01359 408 011
How long will each session take and how many do I need?
An initial consultation should take no more than 1 hour. Subsequent appointments should be between 50 minutes and 1 hour. The frequency and number of sessions will depend entirely on your requirements and will be discussed during your consultation.
Is it covered by private health insurance?
On referral, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) should be covered by most leading health insurance providers. Outside of this, it is advised that you call your health insurance provider to find out if counselling can be covered or reimbursed.
If I am out of work, a student or retired – do you offer concessional rates?
Yes, this is discussed and offered at the practitioner’s discretion.
- 1 hour appointments (1 hour) 45-60
- Concession are available, please enquire for further information