What is Individual Counselling?
Individual counselling is a process through which a client works in a one-on-one basis with a counsellor in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
The counsellor guides and assists the client in exploring and understanding their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. The counsellor is not meant to be an advice-giver, but rather a guide and a listener while the client identifies aspects of their lives they may want to either change or to better understand. The counsellor assists the client in realising their full potential and becoming better at helping themselves on a daily basis.
Individual counselling begins with an intake session in which the client and counsellor work together to put together a background, conceptualise the current problem, and determine the best course of action moving forward.
The way I work
I use a person-centered / humanistic approach to counselling. This kind of counselling is centered around the belief that each and every individual is the expert of their own life. Sessions will encourage and assist you to experience all of your feelings without fear, and to use your thoughts and feelings to guide your daily actions. I will gather an in-depth history and use this to gain understanding of current difficulties, but the past will not be the main focus of sessions. We will work mainly with the ‘here-and-now’ – focusing more on current and future solutions than on past difficulties.
The Cost of Individual Counselling
Finding the right client-counsellor fit is vital to the counselling process, all first sessions will be charged at a half-price rate. This will give you the opportunity to decide if this is the best fit for you.
1st session: R120 // Each subsequent session: R240
All fees to be paid on the day.
24 hour cancellation policy: you will be charged the full price of the session if you cancel within 24 hours or do not attend the session without prior notice.
If you are in a crisis situation and require immediate assistance, I have listed some contact numbers below.
Child Line: 0800055555
Life Line: 021 461 1113 (Western Cape) 011 728 1331 (Gauteng)
Rape Crisis 24hr Crisis Line: 021 447 9762
SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group): 011 234 4837
Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393
Department of Social Development Substance Abuse 24hr Helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312