VALE THERAPY & COUNSELLING

​YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Below is a list of counselling FAQs. If you can not find what you need? Do not hesitate to contact me.

HOW DO I START?

All my services start with an initial consultation session at  Vale therapy just of Junction 29A of the M1. This meeting is an opportunity to explore what has brought you to therapy and to decide whether to start attending regular weekly sessions.

IS THERE AN APPOINTMENT TIME THAT SUITS ME?

You can make appointments during the daytime and evening, from Monday to Friday. My earliest appointment is 8am, the latest is at 8pm. I also have appointments on Saturday Mornings (9am - 12pm). 

ARE THERE ANY REDUCED-FEE SESSIONS?


I do offer concessionary fees, on an individual basis, please ask about these when booking.


HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?


You can book an appointment by phoning  07794230548 daytime or evening. Alternatively you can email: michael@valetherapy.com

Or by completing the contact form 


 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXY?

I will invite you to a consultation session which will last about an hour. This is an opportunity to explore what has brought you to counselling, and to decide whether it is right for you at this time. During the initial session, I will assess the nature of your difficulties and answer any questions you may have, before discussing how therapy can help you move forward.

HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST AND HOW OFTEN WILL THEY BE?

Sessions are for 50 minutes, starting on the hour, and are usually at a frequency of once a week. You can discuss the number of sessions with me during the initial consultation. Starting regular sessions is a commitment to prioritising the session time, as consistent attendance is important for the process to be most beneficial to you.

HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY SESSIONS?

You pay by cash, Bank transfer, card or cheque at the end of the session. 

WHO IS WELCOME?

I am a private service based just outside Chesterfield, which you can access directly whenever you feel the need. You do not need a referral from a doctor. My practice is open to everyone – individuals or couples, regardless of gender, age, sexuality or nationality. Any client under the age of 18 will need the agreement of their parent or guardian.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY?


Counselling usually focuses on specific and current issues, to find ways of resolving problems. Psychotherapy involves more in-depth work and may take longer. Psychotherapists are required to take a longer training than counsellors.


​​​​ Make An Appointment Today

Call: 07794230548