Do you have any questions?

You will find the answers to some of the most common questions about counselling and psychotherapy below. However, if you have any another question, please do get in touch.

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Finding the right therapist makes all the difference.

All the research shows that the relationship between the therapist and client determines the successful outcome of the therapy. It is the quality of relationship, not the type of therapy that makes the difference. It is therefore worth taking your time to find the right therapist to work with.

You can talk to several therapists or have initial appointments with more than one before deciding who to work with. You can find out more about the therapist during the initial session, including experiencing how they work. After the initial session you can decide whether they are a good fit for you. Take your time, finding the right therapist makes all the difference.

Whatever is bringing you to therapy right now, find out more about how therapy can help 

The length of a session will depend on the individual therapist. For instance, some see clients for a full 60 minute hour and some run 50 minute sessions. You will find this information on their individual profiles.

Therapy can be short term or long term, depending on your specific needs. You can discuss the number and frequency of sessions  with the therapist you choose. You can have a chat with them on the phone before you decide or you can book an initial session.

Each therapist has their own fee structure. You will find information about their fees on the therapists’ individual profiles and you can call or email them for more information. In addition, most of the Homa therapists offer fees on a sliding scale or lower cost therapy sessions.

Taking anti-depressants or other medication need not get in the way of working with a therapist or counsellor. Above all, Homa therapists are open to working with clients’ individual circumstances. You can discuss your experience or question about taking medication with the therapist you choose.

Psychotherapist, therapist and counsellor are all generic terms.

These terms cover therapists providing a wide variety of psychological help. They all help clients understand themselves, their behaviours and relationships with others. You are welcome to ask the therapist providing the counselling or psychotherapy about their specific approach and way of working. Above all, it is important to find a therapist who works in a way that meets your specific needs. In fact, the relationship between therapist and client has been proven to be most significant factor in the success of the therapy.

The law

As the law stands, anyone can call themselves a therapist, or a counsellor, with no training. Therefore, the professional bodies recommend that you check the qualifications and experience of potential therapists. You can ask the therapist you are interested in working with directly, or you can check their profiles.

Professional Membership  and Insurance 

BACP Register at The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy register provides access to professionals who are committed to providing a good standard of care and strikes off those who do not. In addition this provides a valuable way to choose a practitioner who is competent and who behaves in an ethical manner. BACP therapists also have to work to an Ethical Framework. They can be subject to a Complaints Procedure, if they are found to have breached their ethical responsibilities.

UKCP Register (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

If you would like to see a full list of professional bodies, please go to the Counselling Directory website by clicking here

Homa Therapists

All therapists who practice at Homa, whether they are counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches or body therapists, are registered members of their accrediting or professional body and have appropriate insurance.

You can bring any issues or concerns to therapy. No problems or worries that are too big or small. All of you is welcome. You can click here to see some of the most common issues that clients bring to therapy. This list is definitely not exhaustive, therefore if you don’t see the challenges you are dealing with listed, please know that you are free to talk about anything that is troubling you.