Counselling, also known as talking therapy, can be helpful for people who want to find their mojo or get their sparkle back, perhaps after a difficult period in their lives. Counselling takes place in a safe and professional environment, and is usually in the format of a 1-1 session, either face to face or over the ‘phone, which lasts up to 50 minutes. You can book a one-off session, or a series of appointments – it’s up to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
“How does it work?”
When you attend your first appointment, I’ll explain a few important details about confidentiality (see below) and then we’ll talk about how I may be able to help. Most people want to look at a particular aspect of their lives that’s not working for them, things like help managing panic attacks or stress at work. You might be suffering with depression or anxiety and want to find practical, effective ways to improve your mental health. You might have lost your mojo (daily motivation), or are struggling to recover after a bereavement or the breakdown of a relationship. You might want to get your sparkle back or find a ‘new normal’. This is where counselling can help.
Initial consultations (which are free, subject to availability) enable us to explore what you want from the therapy, and how I can help. I have appointments in Bedford and Milton Keynes (subject to availability). Appointments are also available over the ‘phone.
“Is it confidential?”
Yes, with a couple of important exceptions. If you seem to be thinking about hurting yourself or someone else or disclose that you intend to, or already have, broken the law, I’m obliged to let the relevant authorities know. I also receive clinical supervision during which I discuss my case load anonymously. This means I work with and talk about my cases with another trained counsellor, ensuring the work I do with you remains helpful, and within my remit.
“How much does it cost?”
There are charities in Bedford and Milton Keynes which provide free listening services. You may wish to explore these before paying for services advertised here:
- Initial Consultation: FREE
- Telephone Counselling: £25 per session
- Face to face session in Bedford or MK: £40 per session
If you are a business wanting to provide counselling to your employees get in touch and ask about payment packages and discounts for staff.
“What type of counselling do you offer?”
I am a registered, qualified therapist offering integrated person-centred counselling, working within a professional, ethical framework.
An integrated approach to therapy means the counselling I offer can blend models like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), methods like coaching, and philosophies like mindfulness – meaning each situation is tailored to the client. We agree an ideal outcome, and then work together to achieve it. If you’d like to know more about me and my background, click here.
How to book
You can book your free initial consultation here (subject to availability), or use the form below to get in touch. Calls and messages are answered during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) – please don’t text. Private and Corporate clients welcome.
If you are in need of urgent psychological support, please contact your doctor, the NHS on 111 or the Samaritans.
© Delphi Ellis 2019