Getting started

If you are interested in finding out more about counselling with me, please get in touch and I will ring you back to discuss it. At this point we can see whether I have a time that suits you.

The next step is to set up an an initial 50-minute assessment session before deciding if you want to have weekly counselling. This is a chance for the two of us to meet, to get an idea about whether we can work together. There are no tests or questionnaires to fill out. I will ask you to provide your contact details and those of your GP.

This is a chance for the two of us to meet, to get an idea about whether we can work together.

Mostly I am interested in hearing about what has brought you to counselling at this time, and what you would like to get out of counselling. I will also talk to you about confidentiality, privacy, how I work ethically, and I will explain my supervision arrangements.

This pre-counselling session is also a chance for you to find out more about counselling and therapy, and assess whether you’d like to work with me.

In the assessment session we can work out if the type of counselling I offer (person-centred) is appropriate for you at this time, and if needed we can discuss referring you on to another therapist or service.

Finally we can discuss whether you are interested in short or long-term therapy, and then fees, dates and times. At this point we can set up your first counselling session, or if you prefer you can take some time to think about it, and contact me within one week to confirm whether or not you’d like to continue with me.

Current availability:

I am currently closed to new clients. However from September 2019 I will have some availability and will be booking asssessment sessions from the end of August onwards. Please contact me directly to check for availability.

Tuesdays – day time (please check if still available)

Wednesdays – day time (morning)