First meeting, my approach
In our first meeting it is important that I have an understanding of your situation and I will ask you to tell me what you hope to gain from coming to counselling. This initial appointment, like all subsequent sessions, lasts 50 minutes.
You may have questions about the process of counselling and so it is also an opportunity for me to answer these, and for you to find out whether it feels safe and comfortable working together.
Following on, we can then agree a contract for a certain time period, say six sessions, before reviewing our work and aims.
In later sessions we will review again, and depending on your needs, might decide to extend our work longer.
Confidentiality remains paramount throughout the therapy process.
My fees are £50 per 50 minute session. There is limited space for reduced fee therapy.
If you miss an appointment because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice, or because you are on holiday, you will not be charged. If you give less than 24 hours notice you will be charged a cancellation fee.