Frequently Asked Questions

Will I feel like this forever?

No. With help, it’s possible that you’ll see improvement faster than expected.

Counselling usually lasts for between 12 and 18 sessions, but that’s just a rough guide. Your therapy and recovery will be unique to you. Keep in mind that during the sessions, new issues can come up – angles that you weren’t aware of and want to explore.

There will be challenges. There may be times when everything feels too difficult. When it gets tough, your therapist will be there for you, gently guiding you through the rough patches and out the other side.

What happens in a counselling session?

Each session lasts 50 minutes, and you will be free to talk freely about anything.

Our therapist is highly trained in listening and reflecting skills. This is a protected place to reveal thoughts, emotions and issues that can’t be aired elsewhere.

Find out more about how counselling works. 

Are counselling sessions confidential?

Yes, the sessions at Crysalis Therapy Clinic are confidential. Nothing you say will be revealed to anyone else.

Is the therapist qualified?

Yes. Our therapist has a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and has had 5 years of training in Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling. 

She is a registered member of the following:

  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
  • European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
How much does counselling cost?

It costs £50 for a 50-minute session. 

Are all sessions face-to-face? Can I have counselling on video or phone?

Yes. You can attend the sessions in any way that suits you. It could be face-to-face, on video or on the phone.

Perhaps surprisingly, phone and video counselling create no barriers. In fact, some people find it easier to open up when they’re in their own space at home.

It’s all about the relationship between me and the therapist. How can I be sure that we’ll get on?

At Crysalis Therapy Clinic, you’ll have an initial session to help you decide whether counselling is right for you. If it doesn’t feel right, there will be no obligation to continue.

If you like, you can book your initial session here.

Can anyone benefit from counselling?

Yes. Everyone deserves to be heard, accepted and understood. It’s a chance to develop a deep understanding of why we behave as we do, and who we really are.  

With friends and loved ones, it’s hard to admit how we’re feeling. We want to avoid upsetting them, so we pretend to be OK, even though we’re not. 

The therapist has no preconceptions and makes no assumptions. She is unbiased, non-judgemental and trained to help.   

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The Practice Rooms
160-162 Church Rd,
Hove  BN3 2DL

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5 The Offices, 
10 Fleet St, 
Brighton  BN1 4ZE