Nicola Mucklow Psychotherapy MBACP Accred.
Nicola Mucklow Psychotherapy MBACP Accred.

Counselling or Psychotherapy, what is the difference?

Counselling is usually short term help, while Psychotherapy is a longer working relationship in which the therapist may use psychological tools to help the client explore the background to problems that are severe or issues that may have their roots in past experiences such as childhood.

 

* Choosing a therapist/counsellor to meet your needs can be daunting. Please follow the links for tips & advice on finding the right therapist for you:

 

http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/site-help.html

 

http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/what-is-therapy/finding-the-right-therapist

 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/free-therapy-or-counselling.aspx

 

Clinical Supervision

I offer clinical supervision for student counsellors & qualified counsellors/psychotherapists from my practice on Cannock Chase in the West Midlands

 

I have an OCN Accredited Certificate in Counselling Supervision & my supervision approach is integrative. I offer a bespoke approach to meet the specific needs of the counsellor/psychotherapist seeking supervision.

 

I enjoy engaging with the individual learning process of supervisees, along with the continual & necessary process of enquiry into the various unknowns & dilemmas that accompany counselling work generally.

 

Having professionally benefitted from supportive and collaborative supervision during my own training & professional career, I aim to offer supervisees the same quality of space for learning & exploration. Therefore I am happy to answer any questions that supervisees might have, prior to committing  to a regular supervision agreement, either over the phone or during an initial assessment meeting.

 

Supervision is offered to supervisees, face to face under Covid-19 secure conditions, whilst also adhering to Area Tier Restrictions which may be subject to change. 

Supervision is also offered via ZOOM or telephone if preferred.

 

I offer Group supervision, please ask for further details.

 

Fees

Counselling

Initial Assessment £25 (35-45 minutes approx.)

*One off deposit £25 (if further sessions are booked)

Full counselling session £45 (50 minutes)

Extended counselling session £65 (90 minutes)

Student Counsellor therapy session £35 (50 minutes)

 

Supervision 

Initial Assessment    £25 (35-45 minutes approx.)

*One off deposit        £25 (if further sessions are booked)

 

Trainee Counsellor Supervision Session: £45.00 (60 mins)

                                                                           £55.00 (90 mins)

 

Qualified Counsellor Supervision Session: £55.00 (60 mins)

                                                                             £70.00 (90 mins)

 

Method of Payment

 

Cash on the day or BAC's bank transfer to arrive in my account 24 hours before the agreed session (please ask for details)

 

 

The Assessment is an opportunity for:
  • You to share the issues that you would like to explore in Counselling
  • To give me the opportunity to learn something about your personal history
  • For me to share with you how I work, which will help you to decide if my approach is right for you
  • For us both to decide if we would like to work together

It will involve some form-filling, note-taking & general discussion & will normally last around 35-45 minutes.

 

Assessments are strictly no obligation & afterwards you can book your first full session, go home & think about it, or decide not to proceed.

 

*Deposits are taken at the beginning of therapy /Supervision & returned at the end of the working agreement.

Deposits covers loan of books, CD’s & self-help resources and are retained only in the event of

  • a non-returned resource at the end of therapy
  • a cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice
  • not turning up for your session

Thereafter any further cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are charged at £25 to cover admin & loss of sessional fees as it is usually too late to fill the slot.

 

 

 

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