What happens at the initial appointment?

This appointment is designed to enable you to have space to think about counselling and if it can be of help to you. There is no obligation to continue.

Your initial appointment can last up to 90 minutes. During the session you will be given space to talk freely about your current difficulties. We will spend time reflecting on how these difficulties are impacting on your life and relationships at the moment. I will ask about the history of the problem and what you would like to change in relation to this issue.

I will also ask you questions about your childhood and important relationships in your current life and from the past (please remember I am not here to judge people).

There will be space for you to ask as many questions as you like. We will also discuss confidentiality, the counselling process and the way appointments are set up. If you decide that you would like to have some counselling, there will be a small amount of paperwork.

There is a set fee of £50 for the first appointment, which will be for up to 90 minutes. Further appointments will be £44. Some reduced fee places available, please feel free to discuss this with me at the initial appointment. I can offer daytime and evening appointments.

Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion or to book an appointment.