I like to think aloud… in my own head that is. That’s ‘aloud’ to me…
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can make sure that everyone who wants or needs counselling can access it. It seems to me that being able to access counselling via one of the online methods or video phoning methods is a good idea.
What’s most important in counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and client to work together productively.
I believe in making counselling accessible so that anyone who needs it or wants it can access it irrespective of their circumstances, accessibility, income level or available time.
Counselling and Psychotherapy is often only available to those who can afford it, both financially and have the time to invest. Whilst there is something in investing in yourself financially, at the end of the day, if you’re on a low income and need to feed your children, the priority will be the children.
“After a dramatic turning point in my life, I realised that I needed and wanted counselling. I wanted to talk through the things that were challenging me with someone who wouldn’t judge, so that I could make a balanced decision, having considered all possibilities and outcomes. I found a counsellor, had sessions in the evenings, paid a babysitter to look after the children and started the journey. I found a way to pay for it and I am so glad I did. Things fell into place, the kids looked forward to the babysitter coming over and I looked forward to the ‘space’ it provided and I felt as though I was dealing with my issues proactively.”- LM 2014.
Dialogues counselling is able to offer a number of agreed sessions at a concessionary rate, for those who would like to access the service and would not normally be able to. Please feel welcome to email us, we would be happy to discuss this further.