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What to expect

*Please note that my counselling room may not be suitable for those with pet allergies*

​I am happy to offer an initial free short telephone conversation if needed so that we can establish whether we will be able to work comfortably together.

In our first session, I will explain how I like to work and will invite you to tell me a little about 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 bear 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.

​As I believe in the importance of a good therapeutic relationship, this initial session will allow us to see if we are both happy to work together.  After this first meeting, we will then book a regular time for our sessions where we will meet either face-to-face or online. 

 

I offer both short and long-term therapy and we will discuss which may suit you best.  I will regularly offer the opportunity for us review the counselling process, to check in and see how you feel counselling is working for you. This gives us both the opportunity to feedback on how we will the process is progressing and discuss any changes that may helpful.

I receive fortnightly ongoing professional, clinical supervision.  This is to assure you that I am an ethical practitioner and to assist me in providing you with the best practice and positive client outcome.

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 on Microsoft Teams, 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.

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