Our first step is to arrange a free consultation session to see if we might be able to work together. During this appointment you can tell me what brings you to sessions and I’ll tell you whatever you’d like to know about the process. Feel free to size me up!
I’ve also put together a short guide which you might find handy in preparing you for our first session.
Couples / Relationship
Friends / Family / Colleagues
*Please note this kind of counselling is not to be confused with family mediation and I do not offer any legal advice
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the government restrictions on social distancing, all my sessions are now online or via telephone until further notice.
One of the first sensible questions people often ask is how long will I be in therapy? It’s impossible to answer this as self-exploration is a journey and not a destination.
It is above all a process.
I offer short term (6 – 12 sessions) and long term work (months/ years with no fixed end).
As a rule of thumb, short term work is helpful for working through a single problem and is a time-limited and solution focused intervention.
Long term work is better suited for more complex issues e.g deep seated concerns/ attachment issues/ personality changes/ trauma. Find out more about the differences here.
All sessions are held at the same time on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Whilst it can be helpful to have an idea of what you’d like to work on and some tangible goals, not everyone knows what’s troubling them and that’s totally OK too. I am often wary of practitioners who claim to offer quick fix solutions to lifelong problems which usually only offers temporary feelings of relief.
We are not broken machines with faulty components to diagnose and fix. We may be hurt but we can heal. Be patient with yourself and the process.