HOW DO I DECIDE BETWEEN FACE-TO-FACE OR ONLINE?
Perhaps you lead life where you are not sure where you will be the following week and so unable to decide which would be best. You could actually do both. The aim of JK & Associates Therapy Services Ltd is to work with the client, not against them. If one week face-to-face is best and the following online is best, that is fine. There may be times where face-to-face is needed or preferred.
I SEE FAMILY THERAPY IS OFFERED BUT WHO SHOULD ACTUALLY COME TO THERAPY?
Family therapy includes as it states, family. That being the case all members perceived as peripheral to the issues at hand, should attend. An example is where siblings are fighting, or there is a parent-child stand-off; all those involved in the relationship should attend. Within the NHS the primary care psychological therapists can, and on occasion do, see clients with their families. However, it is extremely rare and according to an article in the Journal of Family Therapy (v.36,Feb 2014), typically done at the request of the client. Happy to discuss this further if needed.
I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO COME FOR COUNSELLING WITH MY PARTNER/HUSBAND BUT HE IS AGAINST IT. WHAT DO I DO?
In couple therapy there is always one that is more motivated to attend therapy, than the other. He or she may be resistant, have ideas of addressing any issues, or may attend if it is believed that he or she is helping you or ‘saving the relationship’. That is fine, the work can still be done.
WHAT IF WHAT I NEED TO WORK ON IS NOT LISTED?
If it is in our remit of qualifications this is not a problem. We are all unique and what approach fits one may not fit another. Having said that, JK & Associates Therapy Services Ltd offer more than just face-to-face and online counselling, outdoor therapies are also offered, which is an interesting way of learning more about yourself rather than sat in a room with a stranger and can be one way of working with something unique. Contact us so we can discuss what you are looking for and go from there.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?
The beauty of what is done at JK & Associate Therapy Services Ltd is aimed to be brief, particularly the counselling aspect and equine assisted therapy (EAP). It is hoped that no more than ten to fifteen sessions are needed with the traditional counselling approach and no more than eight to ten sessions needed with EAP, allowing for budgeting costs. However, with psychotherapy it is not unusual for it to last past a year or two. With individuals it can actually be less but it does depend on you and what you are wanting to achieve. That being said please bear in mind that if the issues at hand concern trauma or abuse, rarely is it resolved within such a short time.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECOMMEND HAVING A SESSION?
For groups it is recommended to be at least weekly over a certain number of weeks. For individuals there are some clients who come weekly, some who come twice a week and some who attend every fortnight. It really depends on you and what you are looking for. Weekly are recommended as well as keeping a journal during and after the session.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE COVER?
At this moment in time we do not take insurance payments. All payments are made up front. However, some of our clients do claim their expenses back through their insurance.
I AM ON A LOW INCOME AND UNABLE TO AFFORD THE COST OF A FULL SESSION, CAN I DO HALF A SESSION?
Costs are reduced for those on low incomes or students on Psychotherapy programs requiring their own course mandated therapy. However, proof must be given. Group work is also another way to keep costs down for you.
HOW SECURE IS THE ONLINE COUNSELLING?
It is very secure with all communication being encrypted. Having said that you can increase this security by ensuring only you have access to the computer and that it is not a work computer. Please visit the security and communications section for further information, if this still does not answer your questions please do not hesitate to call us.
I AM NOT VERY CONFIDENT ON THE COMPUTER BUT DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO TRAVEL TO THE PRACTICE.
You do not need to be computer savvy to do online counselling. A link will be emailed to you to click on at the required time. From there the system should automatically take you to the required page. Majority of computers or laptops now have chat or video capabilities and just require a click.