Eva Riegler Counselling and Psychotherapy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How long does a session last?
Usually 50 minutes for individual therapy; occasionally double sessions are useful to explore an issue in depth, for example through dreamwork or using creative exercises like visualisations or drawings etc. Couple therapy sessions last between 55 and 70 minutes.


When are you available?
From Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm, last session starting at 8pm. Saturdays between 9am and 2pm.

What happens in the first session?
It is an opportunity to meet in person and get a sense of each other. There is no obligation to commit on either side. It will also be a chance for you to ask more questions and for me to gather some background information and to establish whether I am the best person to work with you.

How often do we meet?
Usually once a week.

What if I need more than one session per week?
One session per week is usually sufficient, but sometimes a client might need more support, that is no problem.

Do you subscribe to a professional Code of Ethics?
I adhere to the standards of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and their ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’ as well as the Code of Practice set down by the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).

What about confidentiality?
Confidentiality is a very important aspect of Counselling and Psychotherapy to ensure that you can feel safe and protected. I fully adhere to the ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’ by BACP.

How long does Therapy last?
That varies considerably. Every person is unique. It might be a short time period to help you sort out a particular issue (for example in 5 - 10 sessions). More often than not it is necessary to explore complex life situations in more depth in order to help you bring about a shift. Therapy can therefore last up to several years.

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
The terms are essentially referring to the same process: Meeting with a trained therapist to help manage personal issues with the aim to increase the individual's sense of their own well-being. Counsellors typically conduct short and medium term work that is focused on a particular issue, for example bereavement or coping with divorce or a health problem. A Psychotherapist generally undergoes a longer training and works in greater depth. Psychotherapy has typically no fixed focus but allows for a wider and deeper exploration of self and thus psychotherapy may be medium to long term work.

What are the benefits?
  • Understand the repeat patterns formed throughout our life.
  • Feel happier and less stressed.
  • Boost of self-esteem and confidence.
  • Explore satisfying ways to resolving conflict within ourself.
  • Manage difficult emotions more appropriately (for example anger, grief or sadness).
  • Letting go of the past.
  • Accepting what we cannot change.
  • Find new perspectives and choices
  • Value ourselves.

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