Mark Phillips
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Isn't it time someone listened to what you have to say?

What is Counselling?

Counselling isn't reserved for the privileged few nor is it solely concerned with mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, though it has certainly been proved to be effective in these areas. Now perhaps more than ever before, a person's mental health is recognised as being as important to their well-being as their physical health and they often go hand in hand. Counselling offers a safe and secure way to explore your issues and your therapist will want to work collaboratively with you in a professional relationship based on respect and a genuine desire to work according to your agenda, dealing with issues that are important to you.
The Counselling Process
What can you expect from counselling?

When you make contact we will arrange a mutually convenient time to carry out a 30 minute assessment session. This will be an opportunity to find out more about the counselling process and whether it is right for you. This 30 minute session is free with no obligation to continue with therapy. If you do decide that therapy is right for you we will arrange further sessions. These sessions will always be 50 minutes in duration and as far as possible be at the same time each week. There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions you can have but ethically your counsellor should not encourage you to continue with therapy if there is no need for you to do so.
Work carried out between a client and therapist is confidential in nature though there are some legal limitations to this which will be explained to you at your first therapy session.