Frequently asked questions
How long will our sessions last?
We will decide with you on our initial meeting how long our sessions will last. Some find they only need short term counselling, others find longer term support is necessary. This is very much based on the individual’s needs.
How much will it cost?
Our standard fees are £35 per hour for individuals. If this is too much we can offer a sliding scale for those who are in receipt of benefits or unemployed. This will be a minimum of £15 per hour. We will discuss this with you on our initial meeting. The first time we meet will be an assessment of your needs. This will decide how best we can work together. This normally lasts around 50 minutes. There is a fee of £20 for initial assessments for all clients.
How long will I have to wait to be seen?
We are currently able to see people who have referred to our service within 2-4 weeks. Once a referral has been received we will make contact with you and arrange a time for us to meet for initial assessment.
How do I know if my counsellor is qualified and working ethically?
All of the Counsellors working at Self Horizons are qualified and adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ethical framework. All of our work is monitored through regular supervision in accordance with the code of practice http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/ . All of our counsellors are members of the BACP and can be found here http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/
Can you offer me counselling remotely?
We are able to offer internet based counselling and initial assessments using Skype. This is available to all of our clients.
What happens if I can’t make it?
We ask that you give us 48 hours notice if you are unable to make a session or this will be charged. You can either contact us by email or by telephone to give us notice so your time can be re-allocated to someone else.