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Therapist FAQ

(Client FAQs below)

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How does UK Therapy Guide's fee structure work?

 

 

Details of assessment prices are agreed before inclusion of a Therapist onto our site. UKTG charge a fee on top of the Therapist fee, which is agreed in writing before Therapist profiles are made live.  Payment of client fees is collected by UKTG.

 

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What is a professional body?

Professional or governing bodies are member organisations that regulate counsellors and psychotherapists. Members have to have completed training and be fully qualified. In addition they a need to maintain ongoing CPD (continued professional development), have insurance and work with a supervisor. These regulations also mean that members adhere to a strict code of ethics and facilitate a complaints procedure.

The governing bodies are the Professional organisations that our members belong to.

Client FAQ

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Searching for a suitable therapist?

To find a therapist just enter the relevant postcode, town or county into the search box on the Home page. You might want a therapist near to your home or work place.

A list of counsellors and psychotherapists local to you will be shown. If you click on a therapist's name their profile will appear; you can then select the therapist whose profile most appeals to you.

Using the Advanced Search option refines your search and filters search results according to fields selected such as type of problem, therapy style etc.

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Do I need Therapy?

At some point in their lives 80% of the population will suffer symptoms such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss of confidence and feeling lost or fearful. This can happen out of the blue or may be triggered by a life event such as bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work related  stress. The good news is that therapy can play a big part in finding a way through these difficult times, enabling people to find a light at the end of the tunnel. Seeking help is a positive thing; it is not the end of the road, but the beginning.

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What are Counselling & Psychotherapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of 'talking' therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term period to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.

Therapy gives you the space to explore these issues, reflect on how you respond to life events and look at the way you relate to yourself and others. Your therapist will listen and help you understand how past experiences, played out in the here and now, shape your life today.

Therapy provides clients with a consistent, safe and confidential space to explore confront and challenge difficult feelings. Your counsellor does not offer advice, but instead helps you to find answers within yourself.

Therapy is a completely confidential process and your therapist will never discuss your conversation with others.  Only if your therapist has serious concerns about you and feels the need to consult somebody else concerning your wellbeing - your GP for instance - would they do so, having first gained your consent.

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If I go ahead with therapy, who do I pay?

You pay UKTG direct for the first session at the fee stated on the therapist's profile using our simple and easy to use payment service. Further fee agreements can be made directly with your therapist.

If for some reason you don’t have access to our online service, don’t worry; you can just pay your therapist direct.

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How many people in the UK have counselling or psychotherapy?

More and more people are realising the benefits of therapy and are seeking help.

At some point in their lives 80% of the population will suffer symptoms such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss of confidence and feeling lost or fearful. This can occur out of the blue or may be the result of  a life event such as bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work related stress. The good news is that therapy can play a big part in finding a way through difficult times, enabling people to find a light at the end of the tunnel. Seeking help is a positive step; it is not the end of the road, but the beginning.

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How can I be assured of a Therapists’ professionalism?

Every counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist and psychoanalyst registered on the UKTherapyGuide has had their qualifications checked and ratified. They all operate within the strict ethical guidelines set out by the appropriate governing bodies, including: UKCP, BACP and the BPC, UKRCP, BCP, amongst others.

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What are the Different Types of Therapy?

Face To Face Open Ended therapy is a more in depth therapeutic approach that gives you the opportunity to explore different aspects of your life over a greater time span. Face to Face Time Limited therapy, (12 sessions) is a more focused, goal-orientated approach in which specific issues can be addressed.

Telephone therapy is sometimes preferred by clients as telephone sessions can be useful in situations where it is difficult for the client to get to sessions due to travel, family or work commitments.

Email therapy provides an alternative to telephone therapy for clients who are unable to attend face to face sessions.

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How often do I attend Therapy?

Most therapy treatments take place weekly. However, this can be discussed direct with the therapist at assessment so that you can plan the timing of sessions to suit you.

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Can I call UK Therapy Guide for therapeutic services?

The UK Therapy Guide team can offer telephone support on technical issues with regard to the website and answer questions regarding our services. They are not however trained to provide any therapeutic or counselling services over the phone.  If you require help in this way, please browse the therapists listed on the site to locate the ideal therapist for you.  Once you have contacted them through their profile, your first therapy session can be arranged.

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