Q1. What should I expect in the first session?
It is quite normal to feel nervous or anxious at the first session. I will introduce myself and ask you some questions in order to find out more information about your reason for coming for counselling and get an idea of what you want to achieve.
Q2. How long is a Session?
Q3. What will happen in other sessions?
I will encourage you to tell me about the difficulties you are experiencing and help you to work through your difficulties in order for you to find solutions or ways of accepting your situation.
Q4. How long will I need to come for counselling?
This depends on the nature of your difficulty. It also depends on your commitment to change. People change at different rates and there are no right or wrong time periods as some people adapt to change more quickly or slowly than others. Making changes in your life is not always easy and is the reason that you are experiencing difficulties.
The number of sessions of EMDR you might need can vary. For some it might be only one or two sessions and for others it may be more. You can discuss this with your therapist when you make contact. EMDR Sessions are 60 minutes long. It is possible to have sessions that are longer.
Q5. Where do I work?
I am a counsellor in Kingswinford and Birmingham. I also work online and on the phone.
Q6. What is my Availability?
I Currently offer daytime, and weekend appointments.
Q7. What is counselling?
Counselling is getting assistance from a professional such as myself, to explore personal, social or psychological difficulties in confidence.
Q8. What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories, is often used to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and help clients recover from physical, emotional and sexual abuse and domestic violence. It is also helpful for clients struggling with grief.
EMDR is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Q9. What Issues do you work with?
I work with a wide range of issues, to find our more please look at the Counselling Services page or contact me to talk in person about what is concerning you.
Q10. What Qualifications do you have?
For an up to date list of my professional Qualifications, please see the About Paul page. On this page you can also find information about how I work as a counsellor and the kinds of approaches I use.
Q11. How much does counselling cost?
Negotiated rates for trainee counsellors and clients on low incomes
Payment of fees can be made by:
– Debit/Credit card
– Bank transfer
Q12. How do I make an appointment?
Call me on 07843 813537. Please leave a message if I can’t answer your call and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.
If you have any other questions or enquiries please call or send me a message by completing the online enquiry form.
Because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, my face to face counselling services are closed until further notice.
However, I am able to offer counselling sessions via telephone or online video calling. There are many advantages to this, such as keeping yourself and others safe, but you may find it's more convenient to have your sessions from the comfort of your own home as well as saving time and money.
My services are no longer restricted to a location and you are welcome to contact me if you need support regardless of where you live. Call now on 07843 813 537 to book your first session or if you would just like a friendly chat about your issues and how I can help.
- Paul Carter