Making the decision to start counselling can feel daunting, and finding the right therapist for you is an important first step. You can find a helpful guide on what to expect from therapy and how to find a therapist by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) here.
If you think I might be the right therapist for you, the first step is for you to get in touch and have an initial phone call or email conversation in which we will discuss practicalities, including any questions you have about fees, what regular session time slots I have available, and whether you would like online or face-to-face therapy. If the practicalities line up, we will then arrange to meet for an initial 50 minute consultation session to get to know each other and discuss what has brought you to therapy. I offer this initial consultation session free of charge.
If we both feel this session has gone well, we will then agree a regular time for us to meet weekly. Depending on your needs, we might agree to meet for a short time (6-12 sessions), a longer time (6 months to a year), or without any fixed ending. Each session will last for 50 minutes.
My role is not to provide a diagnosis or to tell you what to do, but to help you to re-connect with your own feelings, experiences, desires and intuition so you are able find your own way forwards. In order to do this I will ask you to bring whatever feels most present for you at any given moment, in terms of your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, and together we will explore from there.
If you feel I might be the right therapist for you, feel free to get in touch.