When looking for help and support not only is it important to find a therapist that you can warm to, but getting the right style and type of therapy can be just as crucial in helping you get the best possible outcome. At Tony Capon Basingstoke Counselling Service I believe that just as everyone is unique, so every therapy package should be unique too. I am also a relationship counsellor in Basingstoke providing counselling services.
How does the process work?
After making initial contact with me via email, telephone or the contact page, we’ll arrange an initial 1-hour appointment at a day and time convenient to you. This first appointment will be an opportunity for us to explore how therapy can work for you and the style, structure and frequency of sessions that will help you most. Depending on the type of issue you’d like to focus sessions on I can offer:
Short term Counselling – usually lasting between 6-12 sessions, often helpful for clients to explore immediate difficulties and help alleviate the symptoms of issues such as low mood or anxiety.
Long term Counselling or Psychotherapy – this is carried out on an open-ended basis and the number of sessions will be mutually determined between us based upon how things are going. Longer term therapy is often useful for prolonged or more deeply engrained difficulties such as trauma or loss. However longer term therapy can also be useful for clients who wish to gain a deeper awareness and transformation of long standing issues such as those relating to family dynamics, historical events or personality.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – this is a more ‘problem-focussed’ style of therapy than traditional counselling and focuses specifically on the interaction between thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how the interplay between these three contribute to the difficulties being faced. This style of therapy works well for areas such as phobias, anxieties, depression and compulsions
As part of the initial session we will work together to explore the difficulties you are facing in your world and to help answer any questions you may have regarding the counselling process. For more information or to arrange an initial counselling appointment in Basingstoke please contact me and I shall be happy to answer any queries or questions you may have.