Because I understand that you may have questions when it comes to considering counselling in Chorley, I’ve tried to answer some of them here, but please don’t hesitate to get in contact if there’s anything else you want to ask.

How will I know if counselling is right for me?
There are lots of different types of counselling, and some people are better suited to certain types than others. I offer person-centered talking therapy, which is all about non-judgemental listening and giving you the space to talk through your issues. I also offer a free, no-obligation 30-minute consultation, when you can find out if the type of therapy I offer is right for you.

How long will my therapy last?
There are no set rules and no limit to the amount of sessions you can have. Some people considering counselling in Chorley prefer to have an idea of the amount of sessions they’d like but quite often, loss and bereavement can uncover a lot of complex and emotional issues that take time to process. To help you plan and manage your sessions, I offer every fourth session free of charge, for example three sessions for the price of four.

How long is each session?
Each session lasts for one hour.

How often do I need sessions?
One session a week is a good guide if you’re just starting therapy. If you decide to continue your counselling in Chorley, we can discuss reducing the number of sessions to twice monthly, then monthly as you work your way through your issues.

How do I pay?
I accept payment by cash or bank transfer, either before or as soon as possible after the therapy has taken place.

Can I bring my partner or friend?
Unfortunately no. The type of therapy I offer is built around the trusting and confidential relationship built between ourselves.

Can I bring my dog?
While it may seem natural to bring your dog along to an outdoor session, animals can detract from the focus of the session if for example you need to tend to your dog’s needs, or it becomes distracted by another person or animal. Exceptions will be made if you have an assistance animal, for example a guide dog.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any other questions about counselling in Chorley.