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Growing Well - Counselling & Psychotherapy

Dannie Rosenhammer, Integrative Counsellor & Therapist

MA & Dip. Counselling, MBACP

 

 

 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?

(Marianne Williamson)

Where do we start?  When you contact me we can have a chat over the phone where you can ask any questions you may have. Alternatively you could tell me what you are looking for by email, and then arrange an initial meeting.  In this first session (the first half hour is free, see below) we get to know each other and you may want to tell me what you hope to get out of counselling/psychotherapy. 

If you decide you would like to continue working with me, we 'contract', which means agreeing how we will work together, although some things, like the number of sessions, can be left open.

Is there a free initial consultation available?  Yes. I'm more than happy to book you in for a free half-hour face-to-face meeting. If you decide after this you would like to work with me and stay for a full initial assessment session, this is up to 75 minutes long (including the initial 30 minutes of consultation) for the standard fee of £45.

How much do you charge?  My fee is 45 per session.  A reduced-rate place may be available for those on a low income or on benefits - please ask. 

How often do I see a therapist? Sessions are usually once a week, at a regular time, but this is not set in stone.  Towards the end of therapy/counselling, some people like to have more widely spaced sessions. I am flexible about working in a way that suits you, but may make suggestions based on my experience of what might be most effective for achieving your goals.

What does a counsellor/therapist do?

  • Creates a safe environment to express feelings and share personal experiences;
  • listens to the client with empathy and without judging them;
  • helps the client discover what they want from their lives and how they can achieve this;
  • supports and motivates the client in working towards goals;
  • questions self-limiting assumptions;
  • highlights patterns of self-sabotaging behaviour and helps find ways to break these cycles;
  • works with the client on positive strategies for change.

How long will I see a therapist for?  This varies for different people, depending on the changes they want to make. It could be anything from a few sessions to several months or years.  During the free first session, we can agree on a number of sessions, or leave it open. Further down the line, usually every 5 or 6 sessions, we can have a review to talk about how things are going.