I offer an initial consultation to all prospective clients. It is an opportunity to meet before committing to regular sessions. I see the first meeting to be a form of mutual assessment - clients can find out more about the process of therapy and how I work, and equally, it enables me as a therapist to learn about your issues and what you are looking for in therapy. As with every therapy session, you can expect to be heard respectfully in a safe and confidential environment. Click here to contact me via email.
An initial consultation may be more structured than the usual therapy session, it all depends on the needs of the person seeking therapy. I will support each client in expressing their needs and carefully listen to their issues, answer any questions and assist in formulating aims for future therapy.
If we decide to continue we shall agree on the dates and times of our meetings and from then on those sessions will be yours. Regular attendance and continuity are important in therapy as they give a reliable feeling of structure to the process.
The safe environment of therapy sessions enables a client to gain awareness of what they do and how they do it. Therapy allows clients to recognise how they limit or control their behaviour in the here and now and how that has a profound impact on their wellbeing and relationships in general. This process of self-discovery may be accompanied at times by powerful emotions such as sadness, shame, anger, grief, disappointment as well as relief, joy and pride.