What to expect
There are various different therapeutic approaches that counsellors and therapists take. You can read more about these different modalities on the BACP website. However, research shows that whatever the theoretical approach that is chosen by the client, it is the relationship with the counsellor or psychotherapist that is the most significant factor in terms of therapeutic benefit.
For this reason, following an initial phone call, I offer an assessment session where you are free to ask me any questions you may have. This might include questions about myself and the counselling process. The assessment session lasts up to an hour and costs £50.
During this session you will be able to talk about what brings you to counselling. We can also spend time outlining the framework of the counselling relationship. This will include what you can expect in terms of fees, duration of sessions, confidentiality, etc. This process will also provide the opportunity to explore whether we both feel we would be able to work well together in order for you to gain the most from your counselling.