Janey Sutton Counselling | tel: 07498 839872 | email: info@janeysuttoncounselling.co.uk

What to expect in Therapy

One to One Therapy

Therapy can be hugely helpful for many people in a wide variety of ways.

It can help people to cope and overcome many difficult issues and situations such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship breakdown, early childhood difficulties and current mental health issues. Therapy offers a safe, confidential place for people to talk and make sense of life issues and problems that may be upsetting and confusing them, or they may be painful and uncomfortable.

You may have been recommended to attend therapy following a visit to your GP. Perhaps your partner, colleague or a friend has suggested that it might be helpful.  You  may have  decided for yourself that enough is enough and you need to do something about the way you are feeling or thinking.

Very often one of the reasons that people put off coming to therapy is because they feel they should be able to resolve their own problems or,  they feel uncomfortable about the idea of talking to someone else. They may feel that seeking help is a sign of weakness, but in truth, it’s a sign of strength.

Following your initial enquiry, the process begins with an invite to an informal assessment meeting on line via zoom or in person. This usually lasts for about 30-40 minutes and in this time we go through your family history, what you enjoy doing, who supports you, what the current issues are. We would then talk about where we might start and how we would work together. You would then then leave with an idea of how you can be helped and whether its the right counselling service for you.  

We can work in many different ways – there is not a ‘one size fits all’. We are both integrative therapists and can draw from many different theories and methods of working to allow the therapy to be tailored to suit you. Therapy sessions are weekly and last for 50 mins, they are available in person at  our practice in Canterbury, Kent or if you prefer can be conducted over zoom or telephone. 

You will be offered time and a safe space where you will be listened to in a respectful, empathic way, with acceptance and understanding so you can begin to view your issues from a different perspective.

The rooms where sessions are held are  quiet and calm and have been designed to create a safe and confidential space where you can speak openly without fear or judgement. Often this experience is rare in our daily lives. Our rooms create the opportunity to have a quiet space without interruption, just a time for you to think and make sense of what is going on in your life.

Whilst we offer open ended sessions, people often find that after as few as six sessions, they feel they have gained a greater insight and understanding about themselves. They begin to  examine how past experiences may have caused current issues and can utilise  coping mechanisms that work for them. . Through this learning we aim for you to be better equipped to make better choices and positive life changes going forward in your future.