Noel Copeland - counselling and psychotherapy service in Redditch and Birmingham.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have listed below answers to frequently asked questions concerning counselling and psychotherapy. If you have any questions not covered by these answers please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  • What is Counselling?
  • Counselling is a talking therapy which helps an individual examine personal difficulties, which may be overwhelming and causing that person psychological distress.
  • What is Psychotherapy?
  • Psychotherapy is similar to Counselling and can help people with long term or recurring problems reach the root of their difficulties. Counsellors and Psychotherapists listen to your problems, and aim to enable you find confidence within to manage the difficulties inhibiting you. This can increase your self awareness, understanding, and assist you gain a perspective on your concerns, and manage your life effectively.
  • How can Counselling help me?
  • An independent Counsellor can offer you assistance with emotional and family difficulties, who is outside of your family, social, and work networks. Counselling takes place within a safe, confidential, environment. A Counsellor will listen and may ask you questions to assist you think matters through. Counselling may offer an opportunity to examine problems and concerns through a process of careful consideration of your thoughts and feelings assisting you find a way through your difficulties.
  • Is your service confidential?
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy are completely confidential. It is a professional requirement that clinical supervision of the casework takes place at least once a month. This is also completely confidential. On very rare occasions, when the safety of particularly children may be at risk, it may be necessary to break confidentiality but not without discussing it with the client first. I adhere to the B.A.C.P. "Ethical framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy".
  • How long is a Counselling session and how many sessions will I need?
  • A Counselling session lasts an hour. An initial consultation is offered to a client, during which an assessment is made of their difficulties, and to see how I may be of assistance. The number of sessions will depend on the client's level of difficulties. In order to ensure you are benefiting from Counselling at this time we have regular reviews of your progress.
  • What fees do you charge?
  • These are £45.00 to £60.00 per hour. Fees for Groups and Organisations, please call to discuss.
  • I have private medical insurance?
  • If you have medical insurance your benefits may include funding for Counselling and Psychotherapy, please ask your insurer for confirmation that this is the case.
  • Where is Counselling Available?
  • Birmingham and Redditch. My Birmingham Practices are 43 Temple Row Birmingham Central, and Chamber of Commerce 75 Harborne Road, Birmingham.
  • What types of Issues?
  • Sex Addiction, Relationships, Combat Stress.
  • What if I miss an appointment?
  • 24 hours notice needs to be given, or full payment for the missed session may need to be made.
Whatever your counselling need I aim to help