General Frequently Asked Questions

Counselling and psychotherapy are therapeutic processes that involve talking with a trained professional to explore and address personal, emotional, or psychological challenges. The aim is to enhance well-being, improve coping skills, and promote personal growth.

If you’re facing difficulties, feeling overwhelmed, or seeking support for personal growth, counselling and psychotherapy can be beneficial. Common reasons include managing stress, coping with life changes, improving relationships, or addressing mental health concerns.

Counselling sessions typically involve open and confidential conversations between you and the therapist. You’ll discuss your thoughts, feelings, and concerns, and the therapist will provide support, guidance, and tools to help you navigate challenges.

The duration varies based on individual needs. Some find relief in a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy. The frequency and length of sessions will be discussed and adjusted based on your progress and goals.

Yes, confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of counselling. Information shared during sessions is kept confidential, with few exceptions outlined by law, such as if there’s a risk of harm to yourself or others.

Finding the right therapist involves considering factors like their expertise, approach, and your comfort level. It’s okay to shop around and schedule initial consultations to see if the therapist’s style aligns with your needs.

No, therapy is not only for those with diagnosed conditions. It’s beneficial for anyone seeking support, personal development, or assistance in navigating life’s challenges.

See our page on appointments and pricing here. Insurance coverage depends on your provider and plan – contact your health insurance provider to confirm your cover.

It’s normal to feel apprehensive. Mary is trained to create a safe and non-judgmental space. You can share at your own pace, and a good therapist will respect your boundaries while gently encouraging exploration.

Progress may include improved coping skills, increased self-awareness, and positive changes in thoughts and behaviours. Regular check-ins with your therapist will help evaluate your progress and adjust goals as needed.

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