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Counselling

Our counselling service can help you explore your situation or any difficulties that you may be experiencing in a safe and confidential environment.

 

Counselling is protected time for you and your counsellor to work together on areas of your life that are causing you concern or are feeling out of balance. Our experienced team of counsellors are able to offer you up to 12 sessions of counselling.

Who can get counselling

Who can get counselling?

Anyone can access counselling, but counselling isn’t for everyone. Confused?

When you come for counselling, your counsellor will do an assessment with you and explain exactly what counselling is and isn’t.

What is counselling for?

What is counselling for?

Counselling:

Is a way of exploring and understanding your experiences

Is designed to empower you to take control in your own life

Is focused on emotions

Is challenging

Is likely to bring up difficult thoughts and feelings

Does require a commitment from you to work with uncomfortable experiences and trust in the process

Does require you to be open and honest, and take action to change

Is effective to varying degrees with different people

There are many reasons why someone may choose to engage in the counselling process,  some of the common reasons that people access counselling are: Anxiety and Depression, Confidence and Self Esteem, LGBT+ issues, Loss and Bereavement, Relationships, Trauma and Abuse and Work based issues.​

What is counselling not for?

What is counselling not for?

Counselling:

Is not advice

Is not always easy

Is not a quick fix

Does not view you as ‘broken’

Is not designed to ‘fix’ you

Is not something that is done ‘to’ you

Sometimes, it is not the right time for a person to engage in counselling.

Situations that may prevent effective therapy include:

  • Significant and pronounced mental health issues that require specialist input from other professionals such as a psychologist or psychiatrist

  • Experiencing mental health issues that aren’t medicated, and therefore inhibit your ability to engage with the process

  • If you are currently in crisis

  • You have other commitments that mean you are unable to commit to counselling

What can I talk about?

What can I talk about in counselling?

Anything! Counselling sessions are for you to talk about anything you wish to talk about. However, there are some things that may impact what you decide to explore, such as:

  • How many sessions you have/whether that is enough time for you to work through your concerns (We currently offer up to 12 sessions)

  • Whether it is the right time for you to access counselling

  • Whether you are stable and supported enough for the counselling process to be safe for you.

  • All of these aspects will be discussed this with as part of the assessment process and will help us to understand whether counselling is suitable for you at this time

What if I'm not suitable for counselling?

What if I’m not suitable for counselling?

If counselling isn’t the best option for you when you at a particular time in your life, it doesn’t mean that you cannot be helped, or that you are not worthy of help. It may simply mean that there is so much going on for you, that adding counselling to the mix may be more overwhelming and potentially dangerous than helpful.

You can re-refer to us at any time in the future

Fees and Concessions

Fees and Concessions

We provide a complimentary initial consultation where the counselling process will be thoroughly explained to you.

 

Our counselling sessions are offered at a subsidized rate of £35 as a standard fee. Additionally, recognizing that financial constraints may hinder some individuals from accessing the support they require, we extend the option of further concessions. These concessions, however, are specifically applicable to our standard weekday sessions.

 

For those seeking counselling services during evenings or weekends, we offer dedicated sessions at a fixed rate of £40, without concessions. This ensures availability at times that accommodate different schedules while maintaining a consistent and accessible pricing structure.

 

If you anticipate that the cost might be a hindrance to accessing support, please communicate this during your counselling assessment. We are committed to collaborating with you to determine the most suitable approach, ensuring our services remain accessible.

 

Payments can be made conveniently through cash, contactless/card payment, or standing order. You have the flexibility to settle your payment either prior to your session or on the day of your session.

Our evening and weekend counselling services are available at limited times and locations. Evening and weekend counselling sessions are available at the following locations and times:

Mind in Rushden

Tuesday's 5pm - 9pm (please note the last session time is 8pm).

Mind in Northampton

Monday's & Tuesday's 5pm - 9pm (please note the last session time is 8pm).

How do I get counselling?

How do I get counselling?

We accept referrals from anyone, including GP’s, Mental Health Professionals, and individuals who wish to refer themselves.

You can refer yourself online by following the link to our referral form or via the telephone which can be arranged by giving your nearest Mind a ring. 

Still have questions?

You can reach out to our team via our contact page. There is also a comprehensive guide around Counselling and Talking Therapies available on the Mind website. 

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