We all have our baggage; we carry it around and even pile more on, often without really noticing. However, events in our lives can make that baggage suddenly seem very heavy. Counselling is an effective way to unpack it, sort through it, let go of some things and re-pack the rest into something manageable.
Why you might come
- You have feelings that you are finding difficult to cope with, such as anxiety, anger, stress, depression or loss.
- You have a specific problem you want to deal with, such as a difficult decision to make, assertiveness, issues with someone in your life, an inner conflict, obsessive thoughts, lack of confidence or addiction.
- You have come to feel like your life lacks, or has lost, meaning.
- You feel as though you don’t know who you are anymore.
- You want change but don’t know how to make it happen.
What happens next
The first session
Our first session will last for 45 minutes. In this time we will answer these questions.
- Is counselling for you?
- What you want from counselling?
- Am I the right therapist for you?
If we decide to work together, we’ll look at how best to continue. Some people like to decide in advance on the number of sessions, this is usually in the case of short term counselling where 6 to 24 sessions (1 to 6 months) is typical. Some opt for open ended counselling where no time period is set. For best results I advocate coming for at least 6 to 18 months.
Whichever option you choose, we will always review our progress at regular intervals. This is done to make sure you are getting what you need and to ensure that you do not continue if the work is not useful or detrimental to you.
Each session is 50 minutes long. Meetings are usually weekly.
First session is £20 payable in cash at the end of the session.
Daytime Appointments £40 (9.30am – 5pm)
Evening appointments £45 (5pm – 8.30pm)
Weekend appointments £50
Students of counselling £35 per session
I do keep a few concessionary spaces, please ask if you would like to be offered one of these.
Payment is usually made at the end of each session by cash or cheque but can also be paid by bank transfer at the end of each month.