Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling?
Counselling is designed to help you explore and speak about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, private, non-judgemental space. Perhaps you want to gain clarity on an issue, process a difficult experience, discover your inner resources for self-development or change unhelpful thinking patterns/habits. Counselling can be particularly useful if you are experiencing/have experienced expected and unexpected life changes, such as divorce, bereavement and disability/illness.

How will counselling help me?
At Revive Therapy we provide counselling service that is designed to:

  • Give you a safe place to talk to a trained therapist without judgement
  • Help you make sense of difficult feelings/emotions and understand yourself better
  • Help you resolve complicated issues, or find ways to manage them
  • Help you recognise unhelpful patterns and/or behaviours. and find ways to change them
  • Help you to cope in difficult and stressful periods in your life

What are the different types of counselling?
There are several different modalities and therapeutic approaches to counselling. Here at Revive, we adopt the most appropriate approach suited to your individual need or adopt an ‘integrative’ approach where necessary. Some of the approaches include: CBT, Person Centred Therapy, Solution focused Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy and Play Therapy.

How do I get started?
You will have an initial consultation with a therapist, who will seek to get to know you and the reasons why you are coming to counselling. This consultation will help the therapist obtain a bit more about you, your presenting difficulty and gain an understanding of your needs. This will be reviewed within 24 hours and we’ll be in a good position to recommend a therapeutic approach.

How long does each counselling session last?
Typically, each session lasts for 50 minutes. This is flexible and can be discussed with your therapist before attending your first season.

Is counselling confidential?
All data is handled in accordance with GDPR guidelines to maintain confidentiality and privacy. All therapists are bound by their professional organisation’s rules to protect the safety and confidentiality of clients. Our privacy policy details further information about how your data is handled.

Are there any fees?
There is an initial assessment fee charged at £50. The ongoing cost of counselling is dependent on your income. We offer a concessionary rate for students, clients on benefits, over 60 years old and those with a disability.

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