Frequently Asked Questions

Often, people can have lots of questions regarding seeing a counsellor, especially if they have never met with one before.

If you have any queries, we encourage you to raise them at your initial consultation in order that we can allay any concerns you may have.

Some frequently ask questions can be found below:


  • Is counselling confidential?

Yes, It is extremely important that you feel able to be yourself and speak freely in your counselling session. The particular details of confidentiality will be  explained in depth at your first meeting with your counsellor


  • How many sessions will I need?

Premier Counselling offer a flexible approach to session frequency, duration and number. These will all vary depending on the individual and the reason for counselling. As a rule of thumb, appointments will be made as frequently as is useful to the client. Often people are seen weekly or fortnightly and then feel comfortable decreasing the frequency of their sessions over time.


  • Is my counsellor fully qualified?

All appointments are made with Joanna Webber. Joanna holds a Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling and qualified in 2004. 


  • What's the difference between counselling and Life Coaching

Life coaching is a practice that helps people identify and achieve personal goals.  By its nature, it  is goal orientated and solution focused. Counselling concerns itself more with exploring an individual's feelings and unearthing unconscious thought processes. These unconscious thoughts and beliefs may have caused distress or are unhelpful to the client, bringing them into the open allows the client to change them.


  • What if I am on low income?

Those on low incomes are invited to discuss payment options at their initial session