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Frequently Asked Questions

Read our list of the most frequently asked questions here at Achieve Wellbeing:

What is Counselling?

Counselling “offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things”. BACP.

What questions should I ask the therapist before therapy begins?

The following are a list of recommended questions, however do also ask your therapist any others that you think of;

  • How many sessions will I have?
  • What type of therapy do you offer?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What happens if I miss a session?
  • What happens if I want to take a holiday, will I still have to pay?
  • Will the counselling be confidential?
  • Will you make notes during the session, and if so, what happens to these?
  • Can I contact my therapist in between sessions? BACP.

Does Counselling work?

Counselling does work and it doesn’t necessarily require a long term commitment. At the end of your first session, if you and your counsellor both think that you will benefit from counselling, the counsellor will discuss your options with you.

Are your Counsellors qualified?

Both Olcan and Joanne are fully qualified and are Accredited Members of the National Counselling Society and Registered Members of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. Both are fully insured.

How much does it cost?

Each session lasts approximately one hour and costs £30-£40, dependant on requirements (individual or couples sessions) and the counsellor.

Do either of you provide Relationship / Couples / Family Counselling?

Yes both our Counsellors are trained to work with Individuals & Couples.

Where can we meet?

We offer counselling in “The Amber Room” in InVOLve House 16-20 Queen St Magherafelt, a safe, comfortable environment in which you can take time to explore the issues which are causing you concern. Joanne also works from her home in Ballynure. Go to the contact page for directions to find us.

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