Appointments and Fees
Making an Appointment
After an initial conversation by email or phone we will arrange an appointment as soon as we can.
The First Session
The first session is for you to tell me about yourself, and to look at the issues you would like to explore. You can ask any questions you may have about how I work or the about the therapy process in general.
The initial session should give us a good idea as to whether we want to work together and continue with further sessions. It has taken a great deal of courage to seek counselling and it is important that you feel that you have made the right choice and that I am the right person for you.
Once we decide to work together I would usually suggest an initial commitment of 6 sessions, (but for some people, longer or shorter term therapy is what they need).
At that point we will review the work together and decide to either come to an ending, or to continue with ongoing sessions. The initial 6 sessions can often help decide whether short term work or working on a more open ended basis is appropriate for you.
Further Sessions and General Information
Sessions last one hour and usually take place on a weekly basis and at a regular time. Some clients who have had a series of regular sessions then like to come back for ‘top-up’ or ‘MOT’ counselling on an ad hoc basis and I am always happy to fit them in.