Face-to-face sessions

As I mentioned it on the Home page, studies have shown that therapy can be just as much effective online and over the telephone as in person. Some individuals prefer therapy face-to-face and some individuals choose to have therapy online or over the telephone. It depends on what you feel comfortable with.

Therapy in person has the advantage of you and me being present in the same room, and not depending on network and internet connections.

One difference between these therapeutic forms is that during face-to-face therapy, I can hand out certain questionnaires, informative leaflets or different tasks that require a physical material that you may not necessarily have (e.g. in art therapy), while during therapy online or over the telephone, these questionnaires and leaflets are ‘handed out’ electronically.

During the first session, I usually explain the nature of therapy and may provide a document that explains some important information that are good to know (e.g. about confidentiality and privacy policy), then we usually complete an assessment together. This helps me understand your situation and it also helps us to set the right goals, which is usually the next step. During the next sessions, we could also use facilitating therapeutic tools to ‘start off’ a session if needed (e.g. if someone is anxious or prefers me to ‘start off’ a session), to measure the effectiveness of therapy, and to get closer to a desired goal. We may also use questionnaires.


Please note, I offer face-to-face sessions in medical centres. These medical centres can be found in multiple locations (e.g., Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre – ST2 0EU; Tunstall Primary Care Centre – ST6 6BE; Blythe Bridge Health Centre – ST11 9NT). Once we found a suitable location, we could look at their room availability together to find an appointment time and date that would be suitable for both of us. In general, medical centres are usually accessible for wheelchair users as well, but please notify me about your needs in advance, so that I could confirm it to you.

Overall, I've had a very positive experience working with Szabolcs. He creates a warm and welcoming environment, making it easy to open up and discuss difficult topics. His friendly demeanour puts me at ease, allowing for honest and productive sessions. I particularly appreciate his collaborative approach. Not only does he offer insightful suggestions, but he also encourages me to explore different perspectives, helping me develop solutions that feel right for me. Thanks to Szabolcs's guidance, I've made significant progress in addressing a number of challenges. He's equipped me with valuable tools and strategies to navigate difficult situations. More importantly, he's helped me gain a deeper understanding of underlying issues from my childhood. This newfound self-awareness has been instrumental in moving forward and building a more fulfilling life. If you're looking for a supportive and skilled counsellor, I highly recommend Szabolcs. His combination of warmth, expertise, and collaborative approach has been invaluable in my personal growth journey.
William Gray
I've been working with Szabolcs for well over 2 years now. I've clearly experienced tremendous changes in the areas I was dissatisfied about. Szabolcs has been a great support, and I give him credit for being in a better place now. I like how flexible his approach is, his external point of view is always relevant and provides avenues to explore. I certainly have no hesitation in recommending him.
Romy Photo
Extremely professional service, highly recommending for anyone
marek gorniak

If you want to know more about therapy online or over the telephone, please click here. You can also find general information at the FAQ section.