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What kind of problems do people bring to counselling?

People bring a broad range of issues such as:-

  • Abuse – physical, verbal, emotional or sexual
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety/panic/stress
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Depression
  • Eating issues
  • Feeling unfulfilled
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-harm
  • Unresolved problems from childhood or the past


Who is it for?

Individuals or couples, regardless of religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. To get the best out of counselling, you need to be willing to explore your problems openly. This means giving some time, effort and of course expense to attend and to think about your problems between sessions.

What are the benefits of counselling?

Because counselling gives you the opportunity to explore any issues that concern you in a safe and comfortable environment with a qualified and experienced therapist, it can help you to:-

  • Feel supported during a difficult time
  • Gain insight and understanding
  • Improve your health and well-being
  • Recover from the past
  • Develop better relationships
  • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn more positive ways of thinking
  • Make changes in your life


How many sessions will I need?

Research shows that the average number of sessions for an individual is about six. However, some people need just one or two, others more depending on the nature of the problem. Your counsellor will work with you at your own pace and you can decide together how many sessions will be right for you. Also, if you decide to end counselling, you can do so at any time, just let your counsellor know.

Sessions normally take place weekly and each session lasts 50 min to 1 hour. However, appointments can be flexible to take account of individual work and/or financial circumstances.

Is counselling confidential?

Yes, however there are a few limitations to confidentiality which the counsellor will explain.


How much does it cost?

Individual counselling - £40 per session Couple counselling - £50 per session
Nu-Leaf programme - £40 per session

Payment is due in cash or by cheque at each session.

Block Bookings

A more cost-effective way to pay for your counselling is to buy a block of 6 sessions in advance with a 10% discount.

Individual Counselling & Nu-Leaf programme - 6 sessions - £216
Couple Counselling - 6 sessions - £270

Cancellations/Refunds

  • If you have to cancel or rearrange a counselling appointment, please telephone 01592 744096 giving at least 24 hours’ notice. Otherwise you may be charged, as will appointments missed without notice.

  • Any refund of unused block bookings will comprise the difference between the total paid and sessions already taken (charged at full price).

How do I book an appointment?

Appointments are usually available Mon – Thursday, daytime and evening, other days by arrangement.

Please contact Liz Marley:-

Telephone: 01592 744096
Mobile: 07876 688747
Email: liz@laurelcounselling.co.uk