Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about issues affecting your life in a safe and confidential environment. Our counsellors will listen to you and help you work through any problems or difficulties you may have in your life. They are here to help you understand how past experiences may be affecting your life today, and your relationships.
Counselling can provide you with a space to think about how you deal with life events and help you to make your own choices.
All Phoenix Health and Wellbeing counsellors are qualified to at least certificate level. All are rigorously selected and monitored. They must have professional supervision and attend continuing professional development sessions. They are all Police checked and members of a relevant professional body.
What to expect in your first session
The first session you attend is an opportunity for you to meet your counsellor and to see whether counselling may help you. After this session, if you and your counsellor want to proceed, you will be offered weekly sessions ideally at the same day and time. These sessions will last for 50 minutes. During this time you will be free to talk to your counsellor and explore any issues that you have.
To find out more about counselling in general visit the Counselling Directory.
The initial session is £20 which covers our basic costs and gives you a chance to try our service. All subsequent sessions are £40. You will be asked to pay this in advance.
If you have chronic mental or physical health issues and are referred by a medical or healthcare professional your session will be subsidised as part of our charitable work. Contact us for more information on this.