Whilst you may get some feel for who I am and how I work by exploring this website, it’s only by meeting with me that you’ll know whether you want to work with me, and for us to decide whether or not I can help you. This you can do via an initial consultation session.
This acknowledges that an important aspect to counselling and therapy is the nature of the relationship between client and counsellor. This initial consultation session is your opportunity to assess whether the chemistry feels right for you, that you feel you can trust me, and satisfy yourself that we can work together productively.
Some people feel vulnerable particularly when starting counselling and scared about what counselling might ‘bring up’ for themselves which makes it very important that you feel safe in my hands.
This initial consultation session is also the opportunity for you to explain and explore what you want from counselling and to ask me any questions. I’ll also take the opportunity to explain how the sessions work, and talk through what you are signing up to. If you are looking for couple counselling then both you and your partner would attend this session.
There is no charge for this initial consultation session and no obligation to decide there and then whether or not you would like to work with me. You may want some time to reflect on what you want to do next.