Choosing the right therapist can be difficult especially if you have never had counselling before.
I understand that and would like to encourage you to make the right choice for yourself. It is usually a felt sense, that visceral experience that helps you to choose well, follow that and you will make a sensible decision.
To make it easier I offer you a free consultation over the phone, so you can get the first impression of who I am, what I do and we can briefly talk about our work together.
Following that, if you decide to make an appointment we will arrange a day and time suitable for both of us for regular sessions. I offer 6 sessions at the beginning and then if you feel you would benefit from more we can continue seeing each other. Feel free and you decide how long for counselling is beneficial for you.
Consistency is important. Seeing me on a weekly basis will give you more benefits. Inconsistency will not provide improvement and you will lose time and money. So please bare it in mind.
In the first session I will assess your needs, and propose the best approach, however, I will always make sure you feel safe and comfortable with my work. Therefore I will regularly check in with you and reassure that the process is going in the right direction, towards improvement.
I also work with many clients who did not require specific techniques but needed to use free,non- judgmental space and therapeutic relationship to gain more strength and confidence in themselves, explore existing or new relationships, or release built up emotions.
I will also offer you an informed agreement that protects both of us legally and ethically. As a Member of professional body British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am eligible to protect your confidentiality, however, in life-threatening circumstances, safeguarding, or legal requirements I may ask for your written consent or be required to breach confidentiality. This will always be communicated to you.
The cost of 60 min session is £25-35 and deposit should be paid upfront, usually £7.50-£10 to secure the cost of room hire.
If you cancel the session the room hire fee will be charged, If less then 24h notice full fee will be charged.