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Frequently Asked Questions

What is therapy?
Therapy (also known as counselling) offers you the opportunity to talk about thoughts and feelings with a qualified professional in a confidential space with the aim to bring about change.

How often do I attend therapy?
It is common to attend sessions once a week, but this can be flexible.

Will I have to attend a certain number of sessions?
Our first meeting does not in any way commit you to therapy with me and I do not ask for commitment to a minimum number of sessions.

How many sessions will I need?
It is difficult to predict how many sessions will be needed as everyone is unique. I am able to provide open-ended therapy according to your needs and this will be your choice. As an ethical Therapist, I will not coerce you into having more sessions than you need.

Will I need to sign a contract?
If we decide to engage together, I will talk through a working agreement which explains the key points of our working relationship; confidentiality, what you can expect from me, session length, fees and cancellations. This provides us both with a mutual understanding of what to expect. We can also refer back to it and review it at anytime during our work together.

Are the sessions confidential?
Trust is an important part of the process, so everything we discuss will remain confidential. The only exceptions to this would be if:-

  • I believed there was an immediate risk of harm to you or others
  • there were a legal requirement e.g serious criminal activity or a Court Order

This can be explained in more detail at our initial consultation where any questions you have will also be answered.

Is there parking nearby?
Yes. There is free off road parking in Shenley Lodge and several car parks in Stony Stratford which offer free parking.

Counselling has helped more than I thought possible. I feel better, happier and my anger has completely gone. My life, and that of my family has gained so much.

 

More Information

Please get in contact if you would like more information or if you would like to book an appointment.

07399 934 950
enquiries@sarahoaktherapy.co.uk

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