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GG Counselling Services

My Services

 

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

Counselling can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings.

I am there to support you and respect your views.

I don't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.

 

 

Counselling Can Help You

Cope with bereavement or relationship breakdown

Deal with addiction in its many forms

Learn to live with life altering injury or illness

Deal with issues preventing you achieving your amitions

Deal with feelings of depression or sadness, enabling a more positive outlook on life

Deal with feelings of anxiety helping you to worry less about things

Understand yourself and your problems better

Cope with redundancy or work-related stress

Feel more confident and more able to get on with life.

 

 

Home Visits Available

I would like you to feel as comfortable as possible.  To this end I am able to offer sessions in the comfort and safety of your own home. 

I also have rooms available at two neutral locations in Bedford. Availability of these rooms is unfortunately limited.

 

 

Frequency Of Time

Your counselling session will be for one hour.  Ideally this will be on the same day each week. This will be discussed / agreed upon during our first session.  Payment is to be made at the end of each session.
Session cost £35 per hour.  Additional charge of £5 made for a travel allowance on home visits. (if distance is greater than15 miles)

 

 

Confidentiality

The contents of our sessions are confidential between you and I.  There are however, for both of our best interests, a few caveats to this rule. 
I am required to discuss my work with a supervisor to ensure I am doing my best for both my client and myself (your identity will not be disclosed to the supervisor).
I do keep very brief notes which are kept securely under lock and key (this is required by my insurance providers).  They will not be disclosed without your consent, unless requested by a court order.
I am required to breach confidentiality if I feel you are at risk of seriously harming yourself or others, or if I find out you are involved in terrorism, or drug smuggling.

 

 

Boundaries
The counselling room is a safe place where I hope you feel able to express whatever emotions you need without cause for any concern.  The only thing which is not welcome is abuse directed towards me as your counsellor.  If this should occur I will stop the session pending a review of whether or not we will be able to work together.

 

 

Cost

Payment is to be made either at the end of each session in cash, or via electronic transfer.

Session cost £35 per hour, additional charge of £5 made as a travel allowance on home visits. (If the distance is greater than 10 minutes but not exceeding 20 minutes drive from central Bedford)

Costings for greater distances can be discussed on an individual basis.

Book and pay for 6 sessions in advance pay for 5.  One session free of charge.

 

 

For a free no-obligation chat about you and your possible counselling needs please Contact Me