Choosing the right therapist
Once you have decided to look for a therapist, it can be very time-consuming trying to find your way through different websites and therapeutic approaches. Whilst directories with filters can help you make your decision, it's really important that you meet or chat to your therapist first to make sure they're right for you.
If you would like to see if we could work together, I offer an initial 15-minute consultation free of charge (phone or videocall) to answer any queries you may have .
I won't ask you to make up your mind straight away though. It's important to see how you feel afterwards, as this will help you decide on your next steps.
How often will we meet ?
Regular, intermittent or one-off sessions
Counselling can be a significant commitment in terms of time and money because real change often requires deep and meaningful work. It's really important that we find a pattern that fits with your lifestyle.
At your first session, we will agree an initial number of sessions and how often you would like to meet. Sessions can be arranged weekly, fortnightly, monthly or on a one-off or intermittent basis depending on your situation and aims.
Nothing is set in stone though. We will review how things are going at regular intervals to make sure that you are getting the most from your sessions.
Counselling sessions are usually 50 minutes. Occasionally though you might just feel like you need a one-off session to reset, recharge or change direction. I am happy to offer longer sessions on an ad-hoc basis.
During the ongoing Covid-19 situation, I am offering walk and talk sessions as an alternative to in-person meetings. These usually take place (weather permitting) in quiet open spaces where you can talk freely. Clients often find they are able to process thoughts and feelings very readily whilst walking outside. Please get in touch for more information.