FAQs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”How Do I Know I Need Counselling?” tab_id=”1447610342879-063123ba-37a0″][vc_column_text]Counselling may be a good option for you if you are feeling anxious, depressed, or unfulfilled in any sense, and nothing you tried seems to help. You have made an effort to find a solution and to cope with your problem but it just does not bring about the changes you expect. You notice that the situation is affecting your life, your work and your relationships and you find it hard to deal with the increasingly stressful situation.

Counselling allows you to openly and freely speak about your troubles and to gain a fresh perspective. It offers different coping skills and new strategies you can apply to make your problem manageable, and it provides you with confidential support.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How Do I Get Started?” tab_id=”1447610343155-0db85fe8-a976″][vc_column_text]You can either contact me through the contact form on this page, by e-mail wendie@butterflycounselling.com, or call me at 07908 228353 and leave a message on the confidential voicemail. (I will probably be with a client)

I will contact you within 24 hours, and we can have a first brief conversation about your expectations and requirements. We then agree on an appointment either for a face-to-face meeting or a telephone conversation. Meetings are usually available within 7 days, and for a telephone consultation, I will contact you 24 hours before to arrange a mutually convenient time.

.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What Can I Expect In The First Session?” tab_id=”1447610548020-ec7a2c40-c48f”][vc_column_text]We will talk about your reasons for seeking counselling, have a conversation about your expectations and concerns and discuss your requirements and goals. This first session is designed to provide you with details about the counselling process, information you are looking for, and to see if you are feeling comfortable and would want to proceed..[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Do You Accept Private Medical Insurance Funding?” tab_id=”1447610600194-2e3acfae-dd7b”][vc_column_text]Generally yes, but also depending on certain factors. Please contact me, so we can discuss the options.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How Long Can I Expect To Be In Therapy?” tab_id=”1447610641518-c27b5242-99dd”][vc_column_text]Every individual has unique ways of approaching and dealing with matters, that’s why counselling is tailored to each client’s special needs and varies in format and length.

Some people only come for a few sessions, some for much longer. From experience, an average of six sessions is necessary to see first results, because it often takes that amount of time to understand the problem, build a therapeutic relationship, and to achieve any change, but you will also develop a sense as to the time you need to get answers to your questions. We will have regular reviews to check that the process is working for you and to discuss progress.

It will always be your choice whether you want to continue and how many sessions you wish to attend.

Some clients occasionally request to come back for a short period of time after a longer break to reinforce change or adapt it to new circumstances.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What Happens In An EMDR Session?” tab_id=”1447610690688-f11ac4e6-c128″][vc_column_text]Once you have made an appointment, this time will exclusively be reserved for you.If you have to cancel, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required to be able to accommodate clients that are waiting for an available spot. Please be advised that if you fail to show up for an appointment or you are not able to give a 48 hours notice, the full session fee will apply and be charged.In case of an emergency, this of course does not apply.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Does Counselling or EMDR Therapy Involve Hypnotism?” tab_id=”1447610737660-b132fe13-8ee9″][vc_column_text]No. Hypnotism is neither used in counselling nor with EMDR. During counselling or EMDR various techniques might be recommended to you to allow you to deeply relax, but you will always remain conscious and in control.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Is EMDR a One Session Cure?” tab_id=”1447610774739-6e81d2ec-47ce”][vc_column_text]No. Many clients report experiencing benefits following two or more sessions.Clients with serious issues such as multiple traumas and/or complex histories of childhood abuse, neglect, and poor attachment may require more extensive therapy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where Can I Find More Information About EMDR?” tab_id=”1447610807383-01eb20b2-b903″][vc_column_text]EMDR technique has been researched extensively and listed as an effective for post traumatic stress disorder by several international organisations.It is used as a treatment for many anxiety based disorders and seems to have very positive impact when applied with perfomance enhancement programs. If you are a sportsman/women who would like to discuss this possibility at more length, or if you are a coach who would like to discuss matters in more detail, please contact me.To find out more about this treatment, here are a few links to EMDR Organisations that you might find helpful:

www.emdrassociation.org.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How Do I Find The Right EMDR Practitioner?” tab_id=”1447610855853-6e59db26-acaf”][vc_column_text]Crucial for your work with an EMDR specialist are professionalism, trustworthiness and you feeling comfortable with the process. A qualified EMDR practitioner holds Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the accredited recognized EMDR training program, and is usually a member of a respectable national body such as the EMDR Association UK and Ireland, which governs its members by strict guidelines, criteria and a code of ethics. For more information, please visit http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How Do I Find The Right Counsellor?” tab_id=”1447610902746-3de3c1b6-113a”][vc_column_text]The relationship you have with your counsellor is crucial to your work and for your success. It is therefore important in sharing and talking about personal issues, that you feel comfortable, that you know you are with a qualified professional and in a safe and confidential environment.

Ask questions, inquire about training, experience and certificates, and speak to more than one counsellor before you make your final decision. Reputable counsellors are all accredited members of respectable national bodies such as the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

This means that in addition to their years of academic study, they have also had to gain several hundred hours of supervised practice demonstrating competency. Accredited counsellors are required to meet regularly with senior practitioners who will question and support ways of working with particular clients and monitor practice. BACP members, for example, are required to have at least one and a half hours supervision a month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

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The following are examples of the issues that I have helped people with:

Depression Anxiety Stress
Panic Attacks Bereavement and Loss Work Related Issues
Low Self Esteem Low Confidence Drug and Alcohol Issues
Sexual Abuse Rape Self Harm
Illness Family and Relationships Suicidal Thoughts
Loneliness Mid Life Crisis Spirituality

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