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FAQs

 

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on your unique and individual needs. I offer both time-limited (12 sessions) and long-term psychotherapy. We will review your progress after 6 weeks to ensure you are feeling understood and supported in your therapeutic process. I encourage all my clients to give feedback whenever it suits them (in session or via email) as it helps us stay on the same page and ensure they are getting the most out of their sessions. We can talk about a planned ending or break from therapy when you are ready.

I haven't had therapy before. What happens in the first session?

Our first session is the beginning of our collaborative relationship. I will be listening to your story and gently asking questions to find out more about your life experiences. There are no expectations to share anything you don't feel comfortable with or in great detail at this point. The first session provides the opportunity for us to get a sense of what your hopes are for therapy and whether we are a good 'fit' for each other. 
You are welcome to ask as many questions as you would like and if they don't come up during the session, please do not hesitate to contact me afterwards. 

Is what I share in sessions kept private?

What you share in our sessions is kept private and confidential with a few exceptions. If you or another person is at risk of serious harm, or where drug trafficking, money laundering or acts of terrorism are disclosed, I am legally bound to share this information with the relevant services. You are welcome to ask me more about this information in our sessions.

Can I contact you outside of my session time?

I encourage my clients to contact me via email in between appointments for a 'check-in' when they feel the need arises. If you need to contact me regarding our appointments, please email me at admin@marleguicounselling.com. I will endeavour to reply to you within 48 hrs (excluding weekends). I do not check my emails over weekends and holiday periods. 

I'm in crisis and don't know what to do. Can you help?

I am not a crisis service; I do not operate 24/7. Please have a look through the helpful resources I have curated under the 'resources' tab.