How long will I need counselling for?
This is entirely up to you. If you feel that you have ‘moved on’, you may terminate counselling before the agreed number of sessions has been completed. However please speak to me about your situation so that we can arrive at a good, agreed ending.
What will happen in the first session?
The first session is our opportunity to get to know each other and for you to tell me your story and concerns. It also gives us an opportunity to discuss our working arrangements and for you to ask questions about counselling.
How long do the sessions last?
A session last for one hour.
How long will it take before I start to feel better?
A Some people start to feel better after the first session – just because they have unloaded. Others feel that they need to stay in counselling for lengthy periods of time. We are all different. Some people need to go over the same issues to regurgitate in order to see things more clearly. There is no magic wand to make you feel better but keeping it all bottled up never helps.
What if I discover that counselling is not working for me?
There is no counselling contract that will tie you in to a set amount of sessions. Our clear and honest relationship will allow you to opt out of continuing if you feel it isn’t for you.
What if I can’t keep an appointment?
I would appreciate at least 24 hours notice of non-attendance in order that I may fill your appointment. If you can’t manage to keep your appointment we can still re-arrange for another, more suitable time. If you do not notify me that you can’t keep the appointment the full fee will be charged.
What are the terms of the Working Arrangements?
Our working contract is an agreement between you and me about how we will work together. We can agree an initial number of sessions but if you feel it necessary we can re-contract to work together for a longer period. Typically sessions would be held once a week, but we can discuss what best meets your needs at our first session.