I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is fundamental in the counselling process. It is really important that the client feels safe and comfortable in order to be able to trust and confide in the therapist. A good way to begin this process is to contact me for an informal discussion, to find out whether you feel we could work well together. If you would like to enquire further, please send me a message by e-mail or phone. I will usually get back to you by the next working day. I do prefer to talk directly with you before making a first appointment.
The first session we have is called the assessment session as it is the chance for you to assess if I am the right person for you. It also gives me the opportunity to understand what you are looking for and to see if what I can offer will suit you, before making an agreement to work together.
Individual sessions are 50 minutes and can be booked one at a time or in a block. Short term counselling or long term psychotherapy are available to suit your needs. The number of sessions required depends on what it is you would like to explore and this would be discussed during the assessment session. Some clients will come for a few sessions to look at a specific issue; others will choose to work for a longer period on an open-ended basis.
Sessions are usually weekly. For therapy to be effective it is important to have regular appointments. Regular reviews are included to ensure that the counselling is meeting your needs.
Counselling sessions take place at my private practice in Twyford where parking is available.
The fee for each session is £40.
The initial assessment session is £30
Payment is due at each session by cash or cheque.