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Questions about counselling


Is it confidential?

Yes it is. Except if it's clear that you intend to severely harm yourself. Or if it's clear that you intend to harm someone else. Or if you pose a risk to children.

Do I need to be referred by my GP?

No, it's not necessary to be referred by your GP to make an appointment, although I may ask for your GP's details.

Do I need counselling?

If there are things troubling you, if you're feeling low, if you have questions or doubts or you don't understand your feelings then it's likely that you would benefit from counselling.

How long will I need counselling for?

This will depend on your individual needs, which we can discuss when we meet. Counselling can last from a few months, a year or longer.


I'm scared?

Undertaking counselling is a daunting process, although one which could ultimately be one of the most important things you do.

What happens if I decide it's not for me?

This is fine. Although it may be useful for us to explore your reasons for wishing to end counselling.

How will it help me?

Through a process involving adequate insight and personal reflection counselling will give you choices in your life. This will allow you to challenge long standing patterns of behaviour and enhance your life.

What makes a good counsellor or therapist?

There's a great deal of theory behind the work, but ultimately the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is the most important thing.

John Harrison BA Hons PGDip MBACP - Psychodynamic Counsellor specialises in a wide range of counselling issues, including: Abuse. Abortion. Addiction. Adoption. Affair. AIDS. Angry feelings. Anxiety. Bereavement. Bullying. Cancer. Change. Children. Childbirth. Confidence. Dementi.a Depression. Depressed. Disabilities. Domestic violence. Divorce. Eating disorders. Eczema. Feelings. Gender identity. HIV. IBS. Infertility. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Life choices. Lonely. Mental health. Migraine. Mood. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD. Panic attacks. Paranoid. Personality disorders. Phobias. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD. Pregnancy. Psychodynamic. Relationships. Schizophrenia. Self harm. Self esteem. Separation. Sexuality. Sexual issues. Stress. Suicidal thoughts. Trauma. Work related issues.

Areas covered: Dagenham East London London Essex Newham Havering Barking & Dagenham Becontree Redbridge Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Hackney Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Wanstead Forest Gate Manor Park Stratford Leyton Leytonstone West Ham East Ham Ilford Newbury Park Seven Kings Redbridge Barkingside Goodmayes Beckton Barking Rush Green Gidea Park Romford Havering Hainault Harold Hill Hornchurch Upminster Purfleet Harold Wood Collier Row Theydon Bois Woodford South Woodford Woodford Green Marks Gate Aldersbrook Plaistow Canning Town Homerton Loughton Lambourne Abridge Stapleford Abbotts Beacontree Heath Averley Rainham Wennington Brentwood South Ockendon Thurrock Grays Dartford Chipping Ongar Epping Chadwell Heath Tottenham Walthamstow Upton Park Cranham