After you have made initial contact with me, either via email or phone, I will usually have a short telephone conversation with you and then arrange an introductory session.
This initial session will last for 50 minutes and cost £50 (which is the same length of time and cost of a usual weekly session). This will give us an opportunity to find out more about each other, and for you to see the counselling space and ask any questions you might have. I believe that you will know whether we can work successfully together, and would encourage you to trust your judgement. It is usually a good idea to meet several counsellors before making a decision, too. There can be circumstances when I may feel that another therapist would be better equipped to work with you but I would always explain my reasons for this, and help you take an appropriate next step.
If we decide to work with one another, sessions are weekly, and last for 50 minutes. I do not offer fortnightly sessions. One session costs £50.
At the beginning of our first full session, we will discuss and sign a contract that will outline the terms of our work together. I offer open-ended counselling, which means it is up to you how many sessions you would like to have. Some clients are happy with six sessions, some with six months, and others with years. You probably will not know at the outset how many sessions you want, so it is an organic process, and always open to discussion.
My therapy room in Hove