Deciding to start therapy takes courage and looking for a therapist can be a daunting process.
If you think I sound like a good fit the first step is to book an initial session where we'll talk about what brings you to therapy and explore your hopes and expectations. It will be a chance for you to get a sense of how I work and whether you feel comfortable talking to me, as well as for me to see whether I feel I’ll be able to support you or if a different counsellor might be better-placed to work with you. (See my FAQs for why I might decide not to work with you.) There’ll also be space to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
This initial session will be a shorter than usual – 35-40 minutes instead of 50 – and cost £50.
If we decide to continue working together, we'll set up a regular appointment, on the same day, at the same time, every week. Ongoing sessions last 50 minutes and cost £65.
I see clients on Tuesday mornings and afternoons, and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Counselling can be rewarding and liberating but at times also challenging. So, I encourage anyone starting therapy to think about what will help them get the most out of counselling and what will enable them to fully commit to it.
If you’re unsure what to expect from therapy, my blog exploring myths about therapy might be helpful.