Your First Visit
I offer an initial meeting which is free of charge, and hope it is a relaxed
and useful time to discuss whether I am the most suitable person for you to see (and if not, who else can help). You will
also have a chance to ask questions and decide if you feel comfortable with the way I work and what I can offer, before deciding
to go ahead. It can sometimes be useful to talk to more than one counsellor before making your decision.
you have made the decision to start counselling, we can decide when we meet. It will usually be for one hour, once a week.
Current availability (May 2011): I
have some available appointments for both counselling and supervision during the day on Thursday and Fridays.
Everything you bring to counselling is private, and is held in the strictest confidence. There
are rare occasions when a counsellor might have to break this confidentiality agreement, and these will be clearly explained
as part of our initial contract.
tailor a different way of working for each person, as each person is unique and will bring different experiences. We will
discuss this when you come. Many people want to talk, and I will listen very carefully and offer observations and
reflections about what you say. I will also sometimes offer other ways of working, where appropriate, to help you meet
your needs. There are many of these, including:
- art work
- writing therapy
- relaxation techniques