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Best Self Therapy ...
Information :

If you are new to therapy this page just gives you a little bit of information on what you can expect.

In therapy the focus is on you, which can be a bit daunting if you are not used to it ...and it might take you a little while to actually get comfortable enough to open up and work on any issues that you are bringing

 

...and then applying what you've learnt in therapy to your everyday life may take time too.

It is a journey.

"A counsellor can be the guiding light that helps you navigate through the darkest of storms"

The Different Types Of Counselling Available Here At Best Self Therapy:

Online Counselling

  • Men and Women 18+

  • Counselling over the internet allows the client to connect with a counsellor from anywhere in the UK, using a computer, tablet or smartphone, and potentially further afield.

  • Also the option of a telephone counselling session, or a mix.

  • Can use zoom or WhatsApp - just need a stable internet connection.

  • It has been shown to be just as effective as in-person therapy for various mental health conditions.

  • Sessions can be scheduled for times that are most convenient to you, and from the comfort of your own home so no travel involved.

  • All you need is a quiet space so that you can talk in confidence with no interruptions. 

  • You're in a familiar environment, where you may feel more comfortable and at ease.

  • Neurodiverse friendly

  • Helpful for those who may have mobility issues or social anxiety issues.

Walk 'n' Talk Counselling

  • Men and Women 18+

  • It's just along the same lines as the traditional counselling sessions held in a therapy room, just taken out of doors.

  • At Best Self Therapy it's for the Wirral Peninsula only, a counselling session out in nature ... walk in the parks or along the various waterfronts.

  • Health & Safety is always paramount on these occasions - and of course weather permitting.

  • Walk and talk counselling is walking side by side, and can sometimes allow for an easier engagement, plus walking has shown to improve both mental and physical health

  • Neurodiverse friendly

  • suitable for all ages, and the client can set the pace. 

In-Person Counselling

  • Men & Women 18+

  • Available in a central Birkenhead location on the Wirral at Wellness, on Argyle Street.

  • Handy parking and has Mersey tunnel, bus & train transport links nearby.

  • All sessions are by appointment only, and held in a welcoming, safe and confidential space.

  • Neurodiverse friendly.

Wellness, Argyle Street, Birkenhead : Mind || Body || Soul

Payment :

payment is always taken beforehand

 

Online Counselling via email,

an invoice is sent and you can pay by BACS bank transfer or PayPal.

In-Person and Walk & Talk Counselling via BACS or cash

** Cancelling a session less than 24 hours in advance.

I understand that life sometimes gets in the way, so if you can give me at least 24 hours notice I will happily reschedule.

I do give my clients one free pass on my late cancellation policy.

However once this is used the second time you cancel a session less than 24 hours in advance I will need to charge the fee .. at this point you will be given the option of cancelling the session and paying the full fee or finding a way to come in.

Important Counselling Session Information :

01.

Contracts

 

In Counselling ... the contract is a working agreement between the counsellor and the client, it makes sure both parties are aware of the responsibilities required within the counselling relationship.

It sets out :

  • the time/ day/ cost and duration of sessions

  • Open-ended or time-limited options

  • Confidentiality

  • Ethics (BACP)

  • Therapeutic Approaches 

  • Cancellation Policy

  • Working Online

  • Working in Person

Your contract will be emailed out to you before your first session, after the free consultation, so that you can look over it, think about any questions you may have, and when you are ready send a signed a copy back to me.

(please note - the counselling sessions cannot go ahead until the contract has been agreed and signed.)

* a review usually takes place maybe 6 sessions in to discuss the progress of our sessions.

02.

Confidentiality

Everything said in the therapy sessions is strictly confidential.

This is your safe space to say what you want, about what you want.

 

We counsellors are the keepers of secrets.

However - In adhering to the BACP ethics there are a couple of exceptions to this ... such as disclosures of

  • harm to self or others

  • acts of terrorism

  • drug trafficking

  • money laundering

  • child protection issues

 

... depending on the circumstances this would be discussed in the session before any further action was taken.

**When it comes to the 'harm to self' I am Livingworks ASIST and safeTALK trained.

(suicide first aid)

03.

Why a Consultation?

Introductions mainly - This is for us both to ensure that I am a right fit for you ... and it can help me to assess whether I will be able help you on your counselling or hypnotherapy journey.  

The relationship between counsellor and client is an important one so it needs to be right, so I will not be offended if I am not the one for you, and can quite often recommend someone else for you to try.

This free consultation can let you know what to expect from the counselling or hypnotherapy sessions with me .. and we can also discuss what you are expecting to get out of it, especially if it is your first time. 

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In the first actual session we will get through a lot of the official stuff  ... any questions about the contract, current medical issues & any medication that you are on, etc ... 

04.

Safe Space - online

When the sessions are online via zoom, or telephone, the counsellor and the client must both ensure that their surroundings are safe and they will not be overheard and will not be unnecessarily disturbed for the whole of the session.

Confidentiality is important.

The sessions will not be recorded.

Wifi can be a little temperamental at times, so a contact number will be used to establish whether to carry on the session or to have a rain-check.

05.

Zoom Counselling Hints

 

You will be sent an invitation to join the zoom meeting.

It will have a meeting ID and a passcode which you will need to join me in the meeting.

Just follow the directions on the screen - when you are in ...make sure to unmute your video and microphone - bottom left of your screen.

The web address for the meeting will be sent in the email, you can either copy and paste it into your browser or open it from your email.

It will be in blue text just under the Join Zoom Meeting wording.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have about any of this.

Calming Zone : Breathe & Just Be
Self Care Tips

Sometimes a therapy session can take a lot out of you mentally, so self-care is so important in-between sessions. A lot of processing can be taking place during this time, so be kind to yourself - maybe make a couple of notes of the things that are especially bothering you to bring up in your next session.

Have a look at these self-care tips to soothe you if you are feeling a little vulnerable.

Best Self Therapy

... with Delyth Cole 

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