FAQs – Counselling

How many sessions will I need?

This will be different for every person, but it will be your choice. We will regularly review how you feel sessions are going and decide on future ones.

How do I know if I need counselling?

Counselling is one possible solution or treatment for a number of difficulties. Only you can decide if you would like to try counselling. If you feel like it may be of help, there is no obligation to attend a set number of sessions, and the initial session can be an opportunity for you to find out more about what you feel about it.

How do I get an appointment?

Get in touch. You can self-refer by text, phone or email. If you’d like to have a chat on the phone before you decide whether to book an appointment then you’re welcome to do that too, so that you can ask any questions you might have.

Who will be told that I’m attending counselling?

As this is Private Counselling, your GP or other Health Professionals will NOT be made aware of you accessing (except in specific circumstances around safe guarding and law – this will be discussed in your first session), unless you wish for them to be informed.

Can I trust that my information is not shared?

Yes, counselling is confidential, so nothing that you talk about will be shared with anybody else. Our counsellor is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and in keeping with the BACP ethical framework, must respect the boundaries of confidentiality. Exceptions to this exist in terms of safeguarding and the law which will be discussed in your first session.

Who is the counsellor?

We currently have one qualified counsellor based at Appetite for Wellbeing, Vicky Rayson (Vicky)

Vicky is trained primarily in person-centred counselling, and is happy to speak with you if you have questions or would like to know more about the approach that she takes in working with clients.