FAQs

How do I book an appointment?

You can book in three ways:

Send an email: abdnreflectioncounselling@gmail.com

Call me on the phone: 07759496623 or 07746487452

Fill in the website contact form.

How much does it cost?

Each appointment is 50 mins and cost £55.

What happens next?

We will do an initial appointment so that we can evaluate your situation and understand what you would like to get out of counselling. If you want to continue, we will book a follow-up consultation.

For face-to-face meetings during the health crisis, you should wear a face mask throughout the entire session and respect a 2 metre physical distance. Hand sanitiser will be provided on location.

How long/often do I need to do counselling?

There is not a fixed number to how many session a person needs. Each person is different. I have worked with people who only required a few sessions also I have worked with people who needed longer periods of therapy.

You have the choice to end the counselling no matter what stage you are in the process.

Are my counselling sessions confidential?

I treat every client’s sessions with the strictest confidentiality and respect.

I handle your personal information in compliance with GDPR and in accordance to the Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) ethical frameworks.

What happens if I do not want to continue?

You can stop at any time and should you want to seek more help in the future, you can also return when you feel ready to start again.

What happens if I want to change or cancel a session?

It is completely understandable that unexpected circumstances happen where you may need to change or cancel a session.

In any case, please provide minimum 48 hours notice if you cannot attend your appointment so that your time slot can be offered to another client. Cancellation fee will be charged for occurring late notice.

Please note that frequent cancellations can prolong and affect the effectiveness of your therapy.

What’s the difference between therapy and counselling?

Both methods provide people of all ages and backgrounds with a way of dealing with change psychologically. They aim to develop a safe pace for healing by first understanding a person’s feelings and behaviours in order to address the issues.

Counselling is more often short-term and focuses on the main issues.

Therapy is more medium-term and concentrates on creating a deeper awareness of a person’s underlying mental, emotional, and behavioural issues and triggers at the root of the problem.

Any other questions

If you are looking for any further information, you can complete the contact form and I will answer you within 1 – 3 days.

Think of counselling as making personal time for yourself. Time to talk. Time to reflect. Time to heal.