Alicja Blada Edgeley
It’s Okay to Ask for Help
You don’t have to fight your battle alone
Nantwich Road, CW2, Crewe
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I provide a safe and compassionate space to work through your concerns. To begin the process, simply call or email me below and I will follow up with a phone consultation to discuss what you hope to work on and accomplish through therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How can therapy help me?
Participating in therapy has a variety of advantages. Therapists can help with issues like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues, and domestic abuse by providing support, problem-solving skills, and improved coping strategies. Many people find that therapists can be a huge help in dealing with personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family issues, marriage problems, and the stresses of everyday life. Therapists can help you gain a new perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a potential solution. The benefits of therapy are determined by how well you use the process and put what you learn into practice. Some of the advantages of therapy include:
- Gaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and your values.
- Developing skills for improving relationships with oneself and others
- Achieving a resolution to the problems or concerns that initially prompted you to seek therapy.
- Learning new coping mechanisms for anxiety and life’s stresses
- Managing grief, anger, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Enhancing listening and communication abilities
- Changing old behavioural patterns and developing new ones
- Finding new solutions to problems in your family, partnership, or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
What can I expect at my free 30-minute consultation?
The first 30-minute consultation is not therapy. It’s really an opportunity for me to meet you and determine whether I can be helpful to you. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for you to meet me and determine whether you’d be comfortable working with me. I will use that time to get to know you and determine if we are a good fit. If we are, we will discuss the next steps. During those 30 minutes, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask me questions.
My partner has concerns about couples therapy. How to encourage them to give it a try?
If your partner is unsure about the therapy for couples, please encourage them to call me ahead of time to discuss their concerns. Couples therapy can only be effective if both parties are invested in the process.
Do you offer video sessions?
Yes, I do offer online counselling! I conduct my sessions using Doxy or Microsoft Teams. The client must download the app, which is free, and wait for my invitation. Simply click the invitation link to join the meeting at the scheduled time, then wait for me to begin the session.
How much do your counselling services in Crewe cost?
- The fee to meet with me for individual therapy is £45 per 50-minute session.
- The fee to meet with me for couples counselling is £55 per 60-minute session or £75 per 90-minute session.
- The fee for 60-minute supervision is £50
- The fee for 90-minute supervision is £75
Full payment will be charged for missed or cancelled appointments without 24hrs notice.
How long will therapy last?
This is determined by the severity of the problem as well as your treatment goals. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can last anywhere from a few sessions to years.
What will we be talking about?
Therapy will differ depending on the individual because each person has different issues and goals for therapy. In general, you can expect to talk about current events in your life, your personal history that is relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.
What is therapy like?
Therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to address more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. In either case, it is common to meet with me regularly (usually once a week or every other week).
It is critical to understand that you will get better results from therapy if you actively participate in it. The point of therapy is to help you use what you learn in sessions in your everyday life.
As a result, in addition to the work you do in therapy, I may recommend some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process, such as reading a relevant book, journaling on specific topics, noting specific behaviours, or taking action on your goals.
People seeking counselling are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives, and take responsibility for their lives.
How often are counselling sessions?
I suggest my clients attend weekly or every other week sessions at the beginning of therapy in order to deliver effective therapy. Once they’ve made progress and reached their goals, we reduce the number of sessions to perhaps once a month. At that point, I’ll invite clients to come back if they ever need more help.
How many counselling sessions will I need?
I tell my clients to get ready for at least six sessions, but everyone is different and some may need more or less.
Since I tailor therapy to each individual client, I am unable to estimate the number of sessions necessary for each client to achieve their objectives. In other situations, patients might be dealing with more difficult issues or leading busy lives, making even 50 minutes a week of therapy a challenge for them. Therapy may take longer for these patients. My goal is to help you achieve your objectives and benefit from therapy as soon as possible, and I will work with you at your pace.