All counsellors at South Bucks Counselling have undergone, or are in the latter stages of a highly reputable professional training. Most have many years of counselling and other relevant experience. All are closely supervised in order to ensure that the psychological help offered by South Bucks Counselling is of the highest possible standard. As an agency we adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.
Counsellors at South Bucks Counselling have trained in the psychodynamic model, and as such consider that as adults we are all strongly influenced by our earliest experiences and relationships. Counselling would therefore involve some thinking about a client’s history. Clients usually need help with current distress however, and our counsellors think through immediate concerns as well as formative experiences.
Counselling sessions are usually once a week for 50 minutes, with the same counsellor. The period of counselling is tailored to individual needs. For many clients the counselling will continue for many months – basically for as long as the client and counsellor feel it is helpful.
For some clients, it is agreed with the counsellor at the start that the counselling will be for a fixed number of sessions and will focus on a particular issue. This is called Time Limited Counselling and is for twelve weeks.
Client Contributions for Counselling
As a non-profit making charity, with finite resources, we need to work in a way that allows us to fulfil our long-term commitments to all of our clients.
We encourage our clients to make a financial contribution towards the cost of counselling and suggest a minimum donation of £45 for each session, however we do understand that not all of our clients can afford this amount and smaller contributions are of course acceptable.
We do expect you to keep your appointments. If you cancel or miss an appointment, you are still expected to make your weekly financial contribution as this time is reserved for you and therefore cannot be offered to anyone else.
“One in four people experience mental distress at some point in their lives. It affects young and old, rich and poor, people from cities and isolated rural areas. It destroys lives and can happen to anyone.” MIND UK