Frequently asked questions
Some Right Insight Counselling frequently asked questions to help you:
How safe and confidential is counselling and your services?
Trust and confidentiality are significant aspects of how I work. As a member of the BACP, registered member of the UKCP and clinical member of the UPCA, I adhere to their code of ethics to ensure that I work in your best interest. Within the range of services I provide, there are some differences in how confidentiality applies, which I discuss with clients during the early stages of our work together.
Why Right Insight Counselling?
Experience – I am qualified and have a wealth of experience both professionally and personally. I know firsthand what it is to be challenged and having to overcome. Which is of value when working with clients facing their own unique challenges which they are themselves seeking to overcome. My aim is to balance a space where clients feel safe and heard but also that they are working on themselves.
Interest – As a psychotherapeutic therapist one of my main areas of interest is helping clients make sense of their past with the intention of reconciling it with the present and future. Making sense of the past can also help to make sense of issues clients have, which they might want to understand better or change, so that they may go on to get the most out of life. When working with me, you are working with someone who is committed to helping you make better sense of live, love and living.
Location – I am conveniently located as a counsellor and therapist in Leeds; within easy reach from many other areas of West Yorkshire, Leeds and Leeds City Centre. A short distance from main rail stations, there is also ample parking and bus stops outside my practice. For more information see location and transport information on contact page.
How long will we meet for?
This depends on what work we do and how long you need, which varies from person to person. Some clients like to agree a number of sessions, while others prefer reviews to be built in, and others for a longer and open ended time.
What happens during appointments?
Therapeutic space and time is provided for you to bring what you want to work on. Whatever the focus of our work together you will be listened to and encouraged. Also you and your aims will be treated with respect and positive regard.
What sorts of clients do you help and work with?
I operate an equal opportunities policy so I work with everyone in my Leeds counselling practice regardless of gender, race, sexuality, age or disability. As long as you want to understand yourself better, improve your life and find your own meanings and truth then we can work together. However there might be times when something different might be required and if this is the case I’ll work with you to find what that might be.
Are your premises wheelchair accessible?
Yes, as above, I work with all clients, though please contact me first for more information.
Session duration and fees?
Are there any other resources to get additional support?
Yes, please find the following useful links:
Useful links for more advice, help and support:
AA – For anyone struggling with alcohol addiction www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Childline – On matters concerning anyone under the age of 18, the Childline website can be a valuable resource www.childline.org.uk
Cruse – Cruse Bereavement have counsellors who are specially trained to work with those dealing with bereavement www.cruse.org.uk
Eating disorders anonymous – For support on eating disorders www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org
Headspace - having a meditation practice can aid anxiety and build calm reserves www.headspace.com
Mind – Mind is a leading mental health charity, contact them for matters and information on mental health www.mind.org.uk
Narcotics anonymous – For information about drug use and further support with recovery www.ukna.org
NHS – If you are looking for information about the NHS, there website provides information www.nhs.uk
Samaritans – The Samaritans have a 24-hour helpline and can be a valuable resource for people dealing with feelings of despair and suicide www.samaritans.org
Get in touch by email or call me on 07795 253457. If it feels ok we can arrange to meet at my Leeds counselling practice. At the first session we can start to explore what is going on for you and how I can help you.