Initial Session

In the first session we have the opportunity to meet and to explore what brings you to counselling and what your hopes are. There will also be space to look at any questions you may have. At the end of this session we should have a good idea as to whether I am the right counsellor for you, although you may want to think it over for a few days.

Starting Counselling

Once the decision is made to continue a ‘contract’ is agreed. This will make clear the confidential nature of the sessions, the cancellation policy and establish our commitment to working together in regular weekly sessions. For example we may initially contract to meet for 8 weeks, to see how that works out. This may be a sufficient number of sessions or you may then decide to continue open-endedly.