Starting counselling or therapy can be a daunting prospect, and knowing where to turn and what to expect is not always obvious.
You are welcome to email or call to tell me a little about what brings you to therapy, and we will arrange an initial meeting as soon as we can.
This first meeting is an opportunity for you to tell me more about yourself, and what you would like to explore in your therapy. We will discuss what your needs are, and any expectations or concerns that you have. Equally, you will have a chance to get a sense of what I’m like and how I work, and I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the process or practicalities of therapy. By the end of this session we should have a sense of whether we are a good fit and if I am the right therapist for you. You may want to take a few days to think it over.
If we do decide to work together, I would usually suggest an initial commitment of six sessions, after which we will review how things are going, and discuss whether to continue. These first six sessions can be useful in helping you decide whether you would prefer short term work, or a longer open-ended approach.
Sessions are usually weekly, are 50 minutes long, and take place on the same day and at the same time each week.