What is psychotherapy and counselling?
Psychotherapy and counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.
Therapy can be just a few sessions and sometimes even one session may be enough. It may continue over several weeks or months. This depends on your individual situation. Your chosen therapist should discuss this with you before and during your course of therapy.
Sessions will usually last fifty minutes to one hour. This can be adapted to your needs and should be discussed with your chosen therapist.
Many people see their therapist once a week, but the frequency can vary according to your need and the type of therapy being offered.
Before you begin therapy, make sure you ask your therapist about the process they are choosing to follow, so that you know what the plan is from the start.
We have two Counsellors: Rajinder Hodge and Sala Lawrence. Both are based at Theale Wellbeing Centre in Theale, near Reading.