Due to Covid-19 we will only be doing online consultations. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Face-to-face counselling enables you to talk in a safe space, away from your day-to-day environment. This more traditional way of having counselling is best suited to people who feel they need body language and non-verbal cues to effectively communicate with their counsellor. It is also preferred by people who feel they need to have a space separate from their home or other private environment to be able to freely and comfortably talk about their problems. Face-to-face counselling sessions are held in quiet and comfortable therapy rooms in Swansea.
Online counselling takes place via video call, allowing you to talk from a place that suits you. Online counselling is suitable for people who are comfortable using technology and who want greater flexibility and convenience about where they have counselling. It is particularly useful for people who struggle to leave their own environment or have difficulties travelling.
Zoom video communications is the platform used for online counselling, as it is a secure, encrypted service to ensure your privacy. You should be comfortable with using technology and ensure you have a private space to have online counselling.
Telephone counselling is a convenient way of having support when face-to-face or online counselling are not feasible. You simply need a good phone connection and private space. This form of counselling is particularly useful to people with accessibility issues and to people who may find it difficult to use technology for online counselling.
Frequently Asked Questions
What mental health issues does Christina Deias work with?
Christina Deias works with a range of issues including:
- Feeling lost, overwhelmed or hopeless
- Eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Mood disorders
- Borderline personality disorder (BDP)
- Intrusive thoughts
How much are counselling sessions?
- Face-to-face counselling = £45 per 50-minute session
- Online (video call) counselling = £40 per 50-minute session
- Phone counselling = £40 per 50-minute session
Counselling students requiring professional counselling as part of their course can receive a reduced fee of £35 per 50-minute session (with proof of student/course status).
Payments are made in advance of a counselling session held online or via phone, or at the time of a face-to-face session. Payments can be made via bank transfer or cash (for face-to-face counselling).
What should I expect when coming for counselling with Christina Deias?
Christina Deias is a systemic counsellor who works with individuals to help them to better understand their issues, discover who they are and help them to lead the life they desire.
Christina works with individuals in a way that best suits their needs. She dedicates her work to building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients so that they feel as comfortable as possible during the counselling process and enables trust to be built. You will therefore be working at a pace that feels comfortable for you.
What will happen during my first counselling session?
Whether your session is face-to-face, online or on the phone, Christina will first explain the counselling process to you. This will include ensuring confidentiality and talking through a counsellor/client contract with you. Once these elements are completed, you will be asked about your reasons for coming to counselling and what you hope to achieve from having counselling sessions. The counselling process with then progress in a way that best suits your individual needs.
What is systemic counselling?
As a systemic counsellor, Christina is interested in relationships – relationships with our family, our friends, our self, our work and much more. Systemic therapy helps us to understand what is going on when we interact with other people or face challenging experiences in life. It seeks to identify potential complications or unhealthy ways of experiencing life so that they can be understood better and overcome.
Therapy enables more positive ways of dealing with our problems to be discovered by working through issues in a supportive and collaborative way.
How often should I have counselling?
The amount of counselling you need is completely dependant on your circumstances. Christina will work with you to discuss how you feel you are coping and how much counselling support you feel you need. Some clients have counselling once a week for many months, others have counselling on an ad hoc basis when they feel they need it. It is completely down to an individual’s journey with their issue.
What counselling with Christina Deias could help with:
- Trauma, Abuse and other mental health issues