Here at the Next Chapter, we offer tailored therapy to suit your needs and circumstances.
Your therapist will discuss with you how long you might wish to come to counselling. Some people choose to come for short-term counselling of 6 to 12 sessions, while others come for longer periods of 6 months to a year or more. It may depend on the nature or complexity of what you wish to explore, and we will work with you to understand what you need.
We are primarily a face to face counselling service, but during Covid lockdown we offered all our appointments online and this remains an option if, for example, you need to self-isolate. Some of our practitioners are continuing to work mainly online at this time. More information is available on request.
Counselling sessions are usually 50 minutes in length, and we recommend weekly counselling for most clients. However, different arrangements are occasionally possible. Please contact us to enquire, or you can discuss this with your therapist.
Most of our counselling appointments are between 9 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday. Appointments are occasionally available in the evenings and at weekends, but these are in high demand. Please contact us for current availability. We hold a waiting list for our reduced fee appointments, and sometimes there is a short wait for standard appointments. More information is available on request.
Our therapists uphold the highest levels of confidentiality. There are some circumstances where this might vary for ethical or legal reasons, and your therapist can discuss this with you and answer any questions you have.
We work 1:1 with individuals aged 16 or over, and do not currently offer couples or family therapy.