How it works

Deciding to start therapy takes courage and looking for a therapist can be daunting. I’ve outlined below the process you can expect from getting in touch to our first session.

Arrange a consultation

You can contact me through my contact form, by emailing hello@michelektherapy.co.uk or phoning 07735 887 704. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions and arrange a mutually convenient time for our initial consultation.

Initial consultation

In this initial consultation 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 I am the right counsellor for you, and for me to answer any questions or concerns you may have. It will be a shorter session than usual (40 minutes instead of 50) and cost £45.

 

If I feel I am not able to support you in the best way possible, I will always endeavour to refer you to another therapist or service that might be better placed to do so.

Book a session

If you feel I would be a good fit for you, we can then set up a regular appointment. Sessions take place on the same day, at the same time, every week. They last for 50 minutes and cost £55.

First session

This first session will give you space to talk further about the issue(s) you want to explore in therapy. I value your autonomy and expertise in yourself, and as part of this session will talk with you about your preferences for how we work together. There isn’t a right or wrong and it’s absolutely okay if you’re unsure, and if your preferences change during therapy. Building a collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential from the start and people find different things useful, so this is a way for me to meet you where you’re at.

Price and payment

Initial consultation: £45           Ongoing sessions: £55

 

Payment must be made by bank transfer at least 48 hours in advance of the session.

I am able to offer cheaper rates to a limited number of clients. Please enquire about the availability of these slots if the regular fee is unaffordable for you.