effective counseling

effective counseling

Welcome to our Counseling Services

NCES Counseling Center has a firm commitment to meeting your needs:
Reaching us. Office hours are 9am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm Friday. Weekend hours are available by arrangement. You are invited to call or email any time and you will receive a prompt response to your inquiry.

Payment information. The counseling fee is $100.00 per 50 minute hour. Clients are invited to discuss a sliding scale payment rate based on financial need. NCES accepts cash, personal check, Visa, Discover and Mastercard.

Staff. Mr. Attryde has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Theology from University of Kent, United Kingdom, and a Master's of Science in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University. He is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor. He has presented at statewide conferences on treating families affected by sexual trauma. Mr. Attryde has considerable experience working with adults, children and families with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, sexual issues, interpersonal conflict, couples counseling, divorce and custody issues, domestic violence and personal trauma. Mr. Attryde conducts a cognitive behavioral therapy approach in treating clients. This approach is an effective, non-intrusive and evidence based approach. In addition to counseling services, Mr. Attryde conducts forensic evaluations including psychosexual, violence and threat assessment, and custody evaluations. He has experience in Court testimony in juvenile and adult court.

Getting started. You are invited to call or email to initiate the treatment process. A free 30 minute telephone consultation is available in which you can discuss your concerns and treatment needs. You can also take that opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the counseling process, treatment techniques etc. If you would like to move forward with the process, we will arrange an initial intake appointment. At this first session we will discuss confidentiality and privacy, discuss your primary concerns and formulate treatment goals. Also, rest assured that if either of us feel that treatment here is not a good fit, you will be assisted in finding another mental health practitioner who can better meet your needs.

Confidentiality. The knowledge that you can speak freely and confidentially to your therapist is one of the cornerstones of a trusting and productive therapeutic relationship. Therefore nothing you share in treatment will be shared with others without your permission. Specific legal and ethical limits apply with regard to confidentiality, and these will be fully explained to you at the intake session. You will also be reminded of them as needed as treatment progresses.

First Step

Through effective counseling you can reduce troubling symptoms and create positive change in your life. You’ll begin to identify what isn’t working and the effects these patterns are having on your relationships, mood, and productivity. It is possible to uncover a healthier, happier you. You can get your needs met, find and keep love, grow professionally, and build a satisfying life. Don’t waste another day! Get started today with a free effective counseling consultation.

Effective Counseling Factors

Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress.

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience.