Speak to an Experienced Counsellor in Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Here at The Therapy Rooms, based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, our therapist’s offer a range of counselling services and approaches that are all effective in their own unique way. All our counsellors also recognise the importance of the relationship they build with you. By providing a confidential, trusting, and professional relationship, your therapist aims to help you feel at ease and enable you to work through your issues and difficulties.
What is Therapy?
People seek counselling and therapy for a range of issues, including:
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Childhood Abuse (Psychological, Sexual, and Emotional)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
- Domestic Abuse Issues
- Eating Issues
- Life Changes
- Low Mood
- Low Self-Esteem and Confidence
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personal Development
- Post-Natal Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship Issues (Couple or Individual)
- Sexual Issues
- Sleep Difficulties
- Suicidal Feelings
- Traumatic Experience
- Work-Related Issues
The First Session
Your first session is a two-way assessment, both you and your therapist establishing if you are able to work together. Your therapist will appreciate that you may have intense feelings about attending therapy and will work to help you feel at ease. They will ask questions, gaining an understanding of your issue and what you want to gain from attending therapy. Your therapist will discuss their therapeutic approach, session times, payment, confidentiality, and their cancellation policy with you so you have a clear understanding of the way they work.
How Many Sessions Do You Need?
It is difficult to predict how many sessions someone requires, as each person has different issues and various needs. Your therapist may well suggest a number of sessions to start therapy, with a review after those sessions, to discuss how you both feel it is going. You are free to end therapy at any time, but you may find it beneficial to attend a final session rather than just ending your attendance. If you have any concerns about how therapy is proceeding, please contact Sue at The Therapy Rooms. We want you to get the most out of your therapy and are happy to work with you through any issues with your counsellor. The average length of therapy is between 8 – 10 sessions, though some people find 1 or 2 sessions are sufficient, while other people attend therapy for more than a year
Proudly Serving Clients throughout Wakefield and the Surrounding Areas
The Finer Details
Your therapist will not continue with the session if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as you would be unable to access your true thoughts and feelings, limiting the effectiveness of therapy. Payment should be made by cash, cheque, or BACS payment to your therapist either in advance or at the start of the session. If you need to cancel a session, please give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to your therapist. Any less notice will incur a cancellation fee. This will be discussed with you by your therapist in the first session.
Limits to Confidentiality
What you speak to your therapist about is private and confidential. If you tell your therapist anything which leads them to believe you are endangering your own life or causing serious harm to others, they may need to divulge this information. However, your therapist would always try to discuss this with you prior to taking the unusual step of breaking confidentiality. All therapists have a responsibility to work under regular supervision. Any discussion of your sessions within supervision will be confidential and for the sole purpose of providing you with a good service. At no time will your identity be revealed.