1. What types of problems can counselling help me with?
Speaking with a therapist can help you gain clarity on an issue, change old patterns, untangle complex personal issues or embark on a journey of self-development. Counselling can provide you with tools that help you manage an issue/s such as stress management more effectively. You may seek counselling as a result of a crisis, a smaller issue or to manage an unsustainable lifestyle.
2. How much do you charge?
A face to face session costs 950 NOK (excl. VAT) and is 45 minutes long. If you're based overseas, please enquiry about the rates for online sessions. The sessions are payable on the day, I accept payment by Vipps, bank transfer or via Stripe.
3. Do we need to meet up frequently?
To make gradual and steady progress, weekly sessions at the same time and place is recommended. If you are unable to attend in person, sessions over the phone or Zoom can be arranged.
4. How many counselling sessions do I need?
The initial booking session is an assessment and consulting session, allowing the identification of an issue/s and to gain in-depth understanding of your objectives. The length depends on a number of factors and varies from person to person. It may be as short as a few sessions or could continue for a substantially longer time. CBT is a time efficient therapy and the amount of sessions frequently ranges from 6-20 for longer lasting results. An initial six sessions followed by a review is recommended. Keep in mind that sometimes new issues arise that you might like to explore further. It's also possible with faster improvements.
5. What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be very useful, and it often involves learning skills for overcoming habits and reactions that might make things worse. I use different types of approaches to match your specific issue. Collaboration is a key ingredient in counselling. Throughout the sessions, identifying the issue/s, setting goals and implementing strategies are all completed together. Home based tasks might be set in between sessions to enhance the counselling efficiency.
6. Is counselling confidential?
Your privacy is fully respected. Everything you say in session is confidential and what we discuss stays between us. However, there are a few exceptions to this which I will discuss with you at our first meeting.
7. How do I make an appointment?
If you have any other questions or are ready to take the next step. Contact me now via emailing: email@example.com If you want you can book a free 10 minute phone consultation prior to making a face-to-face reservation. There's no obligation to make an appointment following the phone session. The purpose of the conversation is to establish if there's a working connection. If I'm unable to provide your required service, I'll aim to make referrals to other services.