What is Couple Counselling?

Couple counselling is for couples who are facing difficulties in their relationships or marriage and wish to be seen together by a counsellor
The counsellor would give you both equal time and attention. This will allow you both to express your story without any interruptions. The sessions will support you to help you look at each other’s world from a different perspective
It is essential that during couple counselling, the other person’s opinion should be listened to and respected, both of you will have an equal amount of time to speak so it is important to let the other person talk without being impolite


Who is Counsellor?
The counsellor is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abides by The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy
• This ensures that the counsellor maintains confidentiality and works ethically and safely for the benefit and welfare of the client
• A copy of the Framework For Good Practice is available upon request
What is Counselling about?
Among other things, Counselling and Therapy are about creating possibilities in our lives
• Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to enable clients to explore ways to deal with situations and crises they may be facing
• It is a place to be listened to and obtain support
• A place to work on our fears and anxieties and how these affect our life and relationships
• A place to help us realise that we do have choices
Points to Note and Understand
• A referral assessment form needs to be completed and emailed back to us before the session commences
• A full session will not be provided if you do not attend your appointment on time, but full hour fee will apply
• For your first session, confirmation on attending your appointment before 24 hours of your appointment is necessary
• In your first session, you will be asked to sign a short agreement to indicate you understand and agree to go by everything as set out in this information
• All clients on benefits should provide evidence before session commences

Introduction for Counselling

• Prior to commencing counselling, you have the opportunity to receive an introduction to counselling free of charge for ten to fifteen minutes by telephone


• In accordance with BACP policy, our counsellors are in regular supervision to ensure that they are providing an effective professional service and that good practice is maintained and enhanced for the well-being of the client
• Confidentiality will be maintained at all times

First Session Assessment

• The assessment can be delivered by the counsellor or another trained member of staff
• If assessment is delivered by another member of staff, this session will not be classed as a counselling session
• You have the choice to have individual assessment before commencing your couple’s sessions
• The outcome of the assessment will be given at the end of the session


• Each session is one hour’s duration
• A review will take place after the sixth session
• You will be asked to complete an evaluation form once your sessions come to an end, this will enable us to better our service


• Confidentiality will be maintained, however we will review this if we have cause for concern for the safety and welfare of an individual or others
• If this does occur, we will attempt to continue with the sessions
• Any form of verbal or physical aggression towards the counsellor will not be tolerated, emergency service will be called, i.e. the police and names and contact details will be given. This will be done automatically without informing you

Where will the Counselling Sessions Take Place?

• Sessions will take place at SEVA’s practice, it will be a comfortable room where your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained

What happens if a Client is Not Comfortable with their Session?

• If you are not comfortable with the sessions, this should be discussed with your counsellor during your session time, in order for a mutual agreement to be reached as to the way forward


• All sessions are booked by appointment only

Cancellations / Reschedule
• Must be made four hours prior to the appointments otherwise a fee will apply (please refer to fees page)
• If you choose not to rebook your next session, a kind reminder will be sent out to you either by text, email, letter or a phone call.
• Within seven working days from the time we notify you, you will need to make the payment.
What happens if the Counsellor Cancels?
• The counsellor will give you 24-hour notice in advance for cancellation either by telephone or text message, except in exceptional circumstances, i.e. where it becomes beyond the counsellor’s control
Emergency Appointment for less than 48 hours
• This is for those who require to be seen within 48 hours
• Once you attend your appointment, cash payments should be paid upfront before the session commences
• If payments are not made, the counsellor is unable to see you

How much does it Cost?

Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer and Paypal Payments

Full Time Employment

First session £50

Part Time Employment

First Session £50 (Subject to Evidence)


First Session £35 (Subject to Awards Notice)

Emergency (48 Hours)

Thereafter standard hourly fee will apply


Cancellation/ Reschedule fee for not cancelling before 4 hours of appointment time -£15
Emergency cancellation fee for not cancelling before 4 hours of appointment - £55

Clients Benefits

If you decide to commence counselling, you agree to follow the guidelines above. If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to Contact us