puzzle_80pxFrequently Asked Questions


What happens in counselling? Embarking on counselling can feel a scary prospect at the outset. We are aware of this and understand that it can feel strange at first to talk to someone outside of your circle. We also know that it can also be hugely rewarding. Counselling usually happens once per week and lasts for 50 minutes. At our first meeting, we’ll spend some time getting to know each other and you will be asked about your background, health and what you hope to get out of counselling. We’ll also talk to you about confidentiality and the terms on which counselling is offered, such as the frequency and length of sessions.

What sort of issues do people bring to counselling? The short answer is any difficulty that leaves someone feeling ‘stuck’ or perhaps a problem that isn’t either easy or appropriate to talk over with someone close.

So, specifically what problems? The range of difficulties is diverse and what is important is how it affects you, the individual. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or panic attacks. You may be affected by sexual violence, either personally or someone close to you. You may have suffered injuries having been in an accident. You may be caring for somebody. You may be coping with a low mood and not know why.

I work full time, do you offer appointments out of hours? Our usual practice hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm. Appointments outside of usual working hours are available by arrangement.

Where are you located? Hull and East Riding Counselling is at Magnolia House, 406 Southcoates Lane, Hull, East Riding, HU9 3TR where we have dedicated counselling rooms. We also have a network of affiliate counsellors who work from counselling premises throughout the East Riding and North Yorkshire.

If you’d like to make contact with us, please do so today, details on our Contact Page.