Jo Heaton CounsellingPrivate Counselling Service in Stirling
Personal, Professional and Confidential
PG (Dip) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Tel: 07925 969 015
People seek counselling for many different reasons.
Whether you are on a journey of personal exploration, want to explore why you're feeling the way you do or are struggling to cope with past or current events, counselling may be useful for you.
My role as counsellor is to provide a confidential space in which you feel safe to explore yourself and whatever is troubling you. To support you in exploring and drawing upon your own resources, to gain greater awareness and understanding of yourself and your behaviours so that you can make the changes and choices you wish to make.
It's about finding out what is going on for you and what is the right thing for you. As counsellor my role is to support you through this journey rather than to give you advice or tell you what is best for you.
Sessions normally last an hour, meeting weekly initially and then at a frequency agreed between us. Some people find a short number of sessions (typically between 6 and 12) meets their needs, others prefer longer term contact. We would discuss this at our initial session and review at intervals to ensure our work together is working for you.
I offer adults one-to-one person-centred counselling in private counselling rooms in central Stirling. Please note I do not offer couple counselling.
I am able to offer appointments during the daytime, some evenings and on Saturdays.
I welcome enquiries by phone, text or email. I will always endeavour to respond to enquiries within 24 hours.
My hourly counselling fee is £35
I recognise how daunting making the decision to begin counselling and taking the first steps to make contact may be. Here are a few questions you may have with answers that I hope may help you.
How will I know how many sessions I will need?
This is a difficult question to give a specific answer to because it depends on so many factors. It's something we would discuss at our first session and would review as we went along, making sure we work at your pace, taking into consideration your budget. I am able to offer short or long term counselling.
Will I need to attend weekly?
Meeting weekly at least initially is important for establishing a working therapeutic relationship. Then, it is not uncommon to reduce the frequency of sessions as a client's needs from counselling change. We would review the frequency we meet as we go along until you feel ready to end, with the option to return for 'touching base/ checking-in' sessions in the future.
What if I have to cancel my appointment?
I would ask that you give me as much notice as possible by text, phone or email if you need to cancel an appointment. Unfortunately, if you are not able to give 24 hours' notice you will have to pay for the session.
How can I be confident that you are qualified?
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can check my membership on the professional register.
I welcome enquiries by phone, text or email. I will always endeavour to respond to enquiries within 24 hours
Call 07925 969 015