Below are some frequently asked questions about Choose counselling you may find useful in your decision making process. However please don’t hesitate to contact me with any further questions you may have.
What are your costs for counselling?
You can avail of a free 30 minute, no obligation, telephone consultation during which you can ask any questions you may have.
The cost of counselling with Choose Therapy is based on the Clients ability to pay. This will be discussed during our telephone consultation or when you attend for assessment on your first visit, at which time you we will determine your needs and arrange an appointment with the best member of the team to fit your situation.
How soon can you see me?
I endeavour to offer you an appointment within 48 hours of initial contact, if you Choose.
How many sessions will I need?
This can vary enormously, it depends on the issues you bring and is something we would discuss at the first meeting. We offer short term and long term counselling. Initially we offer 6 sessions of brief therapy so that the dominant issue can be explored, and you can get on with living a happier life.
Where are you?
We are within easy reach of Galway and surrounding areas. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, there is ample parking. We will supply full directions before your appointment. You will need your own transport.
How can I contact you?
You can make an appointment by phone.
If you Choose to phone, please call 086 240 4990. If we are not immediately available,please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.
If you Choose to contact us by email please give a brief description of you current issues, and times/days that would be most convenient for you. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you.
What about Confidentiality?
We take confidentiality very seriously. There may be an exception to this if we believe that someone vulnerable is at risk of serious harm, but my confidentiality policy will be discussed at our first meeting.
How can I get the most from my counselling?
- It is very important to keep an open mind.
- Arrive on time. There may be someone booked in after you, and we may not be able to go over time. Prompt arrival ensures you get your full session.
- Personal commitment to counselling is crucial for success! Committment to the process and reflections on thoughts and feelings between sessions help you to gain the most benefit from your counselling experience.
- It is important that you are open and honest – we am not here to judge you, we are only here to help. However you will not be forced to talk about anything you don’t feel ready to talk about, but we'll be ready to listen when you are. Take a look at our blog about Counselling Myths