Counselling

Our fully qualified counselling teams work both in schools and in our own offices. We work with children from 4 to 18 and their families. We offer individual counselling, play therapy, and family therapy.

Fegans’ counsellors come from a variety of backgrounds; humanistic, psycho-dynamic, integrative and systemic and all are registered with the BACP and abide by their ethical framework.

Fees for counselling

Children’s Counselling

Description: 1-1 sessions with a fully qualified BACP counsellor in schools and Fegans’ centres
Used for: Anxiety, bereavement, bullying, self-harm, eating disorders, abuse and abuse survivor, depression, trauma, family breakdown
Timescale:  Typically 12 weeks depending on the nature, complexity and depth of the issue
Price: £35 per hour – refer

Adult counselling

Description: 1-1 sessions with a fully qualified BACP counsellor in Fegans’ centres
Used for: Anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, eating disorders, domestic violence and abuse survivor, depression, trauma, family breakdown
Timescale:  Typically 12 weeks depending on the nature, complexity and depth of the issue
Price: £35 per hour – refer

 

Fegans operates a bursary scheme for families unable to meet the whole cost of counselling. If finance presents a barrier to you accessing support please raise this when contacting us.

What is counselling?

During our lifetimes, most people experience difficulties and distress. Counselling is an opportunity to build a safe, trusting relationship with a trained or qualified professional so that you can discuss anything that is troubling you in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment. At Fegans, all of our counsellors are qualified professionals. The counsellor will help you to look at your issues, explore options, and find ways of coping with and resolving your difficulties.

Children can be helped to work through their difficulties by the use of play therapy, where the therapist offers a safe place to express troubling emotions in a creative and therapeutic way using play.

 

Here are some helpful links from the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists)

Key fact sheet 1 [PDF] explains more about what therapy should be like and what therapists should do.

YouTube video https://youtu.be/t-olXvqgttk. This gives an interesting overview of the wider use of therapy among the UK public, the differences in how people like to access help, and what other people find therapy useful for.