What to expect in our first Session

I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in my work, and so our initial meeting will give us a chance to see if we can comfortably work together.

I will explain how I like to work and will invite you to tell me a little of what brings you to therapy. Please don't worry about having to talk about anything you are not comfortable with. You can begin wherever you like, and feel confident that I will hold your safety in mind at all times to ensure you are not overwhelmed. You are welcome to ask me any questions or share any worries you may have about my work and counselling in general.

There is no obligation for you to continue to work with me after this initial session, or at any other point.  It is more important for you to find the right therapist for you, and if you don’t quite click with me, that’s fine too and I may be able to steer you towards a different way of moving forward.

This first session will take place either face to face or by Zoom depending on any Covid restrictions that may be put in place, and will be the same fee as other sessions. I hope by the end of the first session you will know whether you are comfortable to work with me, however I will always suggest you go home to think about it for a couple of days before making your final decision.

Free on street parking is available outside and there is also a toilet available next door to my counselling room.