Who can we support?
Ultimately, our goal is to support you in any changes you may wish to make. These might include improving your mood, increasing your enjoyment of friendships/relationships, boosting your quality of sleep and giving encouragement in making work-life decisions.
Often finding the right counsellor is daunting, especially if this is your first experience in seeking therapy. We are here to help so if you are unsure about choosing one for either yourself, a family member or a friend we can guide you to a counsellor that might best suit your needs. We provide affordable, (dependant on income), open-ended psychotherapy to adults, children (aged 11 and up), teens and couples.
Hart Counselling CIC believe you should have control over how long you wish to come to counselling and, for this reason, we offer open-ended therapy. This means that, with your counsellor's agreement, you can work together for as long as you feel necessary.
As a guide we would suggest a minimum of six sessions as it can take this time to settle into the process and become comfortable with your counsellor.
You can either call or email in confidence and one of our team will get back to you, often with an appointment time for that same week.
For many adults, counselling can be more effective than medication. Talking therapy can be hugely beneficial in helping anyone who is having a difficult time and is in emotional pain. As humans, we all need help, support and to feel connected during times of great difficulty or isolation.
We are here to help and work with adults on a wide variety of issues affecting quality of life such as; depression, anxiety, loss, bereavement and many other problems. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy outline many of the issues we can support and they are outlined HERE.
If you are under 18 and looking for counselling we can help you.
Your age and capacity to make decisions influences the level of communication you may have with your parents or guardians. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with two sets of counselling agreements. One is a financial parent/guardian agreement for the fee payer and the other is a young person agreement between yourself and the counsellor.
If you have any questions regarding confidentiality, please get in contact.
For parents/ guardians:
Therapy for under 18’s relies on confidentiality in the same way as adult counselling. We would encourage parents or guardians, who wish to refer young people, to speak to Claire who is our young person therapist before counselling begins to ensure you feel comfortable in understanding the process. This will enable you to support your child or young person throughout their journey.
Your counsellor will aim to help you gain an understanding of the difficulties that you are struggling with and explore what your hopes are from the counselling process. You may wish for your partner to understand you better, be able to express angry feelings in a safe way or be more equipped to use your voice and ask for what you need. It can be helpful to clear the air and to identify what is causing the relationship difficulties. Some partners will have different views and answers to these questions, so honesty can be an important part of the process.
Separate individual sessions can be arranged if this is deemed helpful. These can be useful to better understand where some of the issues may have originated from. Sessions are offered in blocks with the option of ad-hoc sessions to check in after the main period of counselling has ended. Couples may be asked to put into practice techniques between sessions. Please contact Irene who is our couples counsellor if you have further questions.