What To Expect
After your initial phone call or email I will arrange a time to offer you a free 20 minute phone conversation. This allows us to talk about what will happen in therapy and gives you an idea if I am the right counsellor for you. We will book in your first session at this point if you feel we could work well together..
Duration of Counselling
I offer unlimited open-ended counselling governed by your individual needs and time frame. I am happy to discuss options for your specific requirements. You may be seeking short term therapy to focus on a traumatic event or you may be looking to explore strategies for dealing with anxiety or stress. I recommend that we begin with six sessions then review whether longer term support may be helpful.. Each session is approx. 50 minutes.
How will it be?
You will find each session offers you a safe and open environment of acceptance where we will develop a warm and honest therapeutic relationship which will be the foundation for healing and change. Whilst my practice philosophy remains constant the process will be as unique as you, integrating all aspects of my training to fit your specific needs.
I may help you to validate your feelings or offer an alternative way of looking at things. We will explore your thoughts and look at what you would like to achieve through a tailored and informed range of talking therapies, creative therapies and mindful techniques. You may find yourself talking candidly without being judged, completing a worksheet to help focus your thoughts , painting a feeling you cant quite express or learning some self-soothing breathing techniques. You may just prefer to talk, your therapy sessions will be as individual as you are, and will reflect your preferences and needs in any given moment. You will never be asked to do or say anything you are uncomfortable with. You will always be treated with respect and care.