Below I have listed some of the things I am asked on a regular basis. I have given some brief answers but if you require a more in-depth answer, please feel free to ask.
Q. Can you cure me?
A. I can’t but with my help and support, you can cure yourself.
Q. Will you give me advice?
A. I won’t advise you on exactly what to do but I will help to guide you to make the right choices for you.
Q. What if I am late?
A. You have a 50 minute slot slot that is allocated to you and so I would encourage you to be on time. However, if circumstances change so that you are unable to keep to the same time, we can look to review it.
Q. What if I cancel a meeting?
A. Where possible, 24 hours notice is required and if this is not possible then a cancellation charge of 50% of your normal fee will be charged.
Q. Can you medicate me?
A. No, I am not qualified to administer drugs.
Q. What if I don’t feel like talking, should I still come?
A. Yes, in the safety of our area you can sit and reflect until you feel like talking.
Q. What if I want to stop coming?
A. That’s OK. Contact me so we can arrange a final meeting. It is important that we have a proper ending to our relationship.
Q. What if I want to come back?
A. That’s OK too.
Q. Do you only do Counselling in Hove?
A. No. This is where I am based but I also travel to peoples homes in various areas.
Q. Do you see couples?
A. Yes I offer relationship counselling to couples but I am not able to see a couple individually.
Jan Diaz. Counsellor in Hove.