If you have heard of any myths or misconceptions about counselling/therapy. Perhaps the videos below may help put them straight.
Below are a number of Frequently Asked Questions, but if you feel you may have a question not covered below, please Contact Us or Email Us direct.
Today, in general, the terms Psychotherapy and Counselling can be used interchangeably. However, Counselling is known as a process to help people through issues they consider to be less urgent or complex and can range from 8 to 20 sessions.
Psychotherapy on the other hand can help people through more complex and perhaps more urgent or deeper issues and can take longer.
For more information, See Psychotherapy and Counselling
An Integrated Psychotherapist is a therapist that has experience and knowledge in a number of different approaches and methodologies, including for example: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Person Centred Approach, Psychodynamic Theory and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy).
This means they have a broader number of approaches and tools to help you help yourself.
This is normally discussed in the first session.
Peer Support Mentoring is using a qualified mentor either on their own or in conjunction with counselling and psychotherapy. A Peer Support Mentor could help a person outside of the therapy environment, and help support them in-between therapy sessions. A Peer Support Mentor can also be used to give unique insight to people who have been newly diagnosed with a mental health issue. One of the unique strict criteria in becoming a Mentor is to have been personally affected by a mental health issue.
For more information, see Peer Support Mentoring
All Calm Journey Psychotherapists follow strict ethical guidelines as stipulated by the National Counselling Society. All details of any client are kept strictly confidential. See Code Of Ethics
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Psychotherapy and Counselling sessions range from £35 to £50 per session, depending on the therapist you choose. Calm Journey does however offer a sliding scale for people on low incomes (Please discuss this with your chosen therapist)*. See How do I pay for details on payment.
*Peer Support Mentoring will need to be discussed depending on whether this is incorporated into Psychotherapy sessions or taken individually.
Absolutely; every member of Calm Journey has qualifications is their field. All Counsellors and Psychotherapists are members of the National Counselling Society
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There is some overlap – and also some difference between the titles. If you are not sure, this is something you can ask your therapist about.
Psychiatrists are qualified doctors, specialising in diagnosing and treating mental illness. They can prescribe psychiatric medication.
Psychologists study behaviour and mental processes. You may find them working in research, in business or in education. They also carry out and interpret psychological tests and assessments. (An example of this might be in recruitment.)
Clinical psychologists have further specialist training to qualify in ‘talking’ therapies. They are not doctors and do not prescribe drugs. A chartered psychologist is a professional recognition for psychologists and reflects the highest standards of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is a mark of experience, competence and reputation
Here at Calm Journey Therapy, we understand that life happens! And things can come up that prevent us attending a pre booked session. If this does happen, please notify us as soon as possible as we like 24 hours notice to cancel a session.
If you have made a booking using our automatic booking system, you can cancel or reschedule your appointment up to 6 hours before the start of your session using your confirmation email.
Any time after that and unfortunately the system will not allow you to cancel or change your session.
Please however, still contact your therapist directly or use the Calm Journey Therapy number: 07487754683.
Regrettably, depending on the reason for your cancellation, you may incur a charge. We understand that this can be feel a little difficult or unfair, but 9/10, the full rate is rarely asked and can normally be negotiated. Therapists do have their own individual costs to cover.