I will return your email or call and we will arrange a first meeting, this will be the consultation session. If calling, please leave a message with your name and number and a brief message. I will get back to you within one working day at the latest, although usually I will reply the same day.
The aim of the consultation is to explore your expectations of the counselling relationship and for us to consider whether we might work together towards achieving your goals.
Sessions will usually take place at the same time and place each week and last around 50 minutes. The time is yours to explore your thoughts and behaviours in a non-judgemental space. In our increasingly demanding lives where the focus is so often on others’ needs, this is incredibly valuable and many people find that this alone helps them to feel better. We will review goals and progress at regular intervals.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their ethical framework. This means that I am governed by confidentiality and data protection guidelines among others. You can be sure that I work in a professional and respectful way and that your identity would never be compromised. *
* within the limits of the framework.