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Arranging Counselling

How much does counselling cost?

Initial Assessment: £60
Counselling Sessions: £60.00    

How long would I need to come for counselling?

Some people find they are helped in a few weeks or months, and others find they need longer - the breadth and depth of the work we do together will depend on you; the issues you bring, your motivation, other commitments. I will help you to identify what is useful to you as we go along and then tailor the work accordingly.

How often would I need to come?

I offer once-weekly sessions, which last for 50 minutes. Towards the end of our counselling work, especially in longer term work, it may be that we agree to reduce the regularity of the counselling sessions.

What is the next step?

If you decide you are interested in having counselling, you can contact me by telephone or email. We can then arrange an initial assessment meeting where you will be able to explore, in complete confidence, any issue that is troubling you. It is an opportunity for me to find out a little about you and what brings you to counselling, and for you to see whether you feel comfortable working with me as a counsellor. If we decide to work together, we then agree a suitable time and day for us to meet once a week.

Occasionally, a specialised agency may be better placed to help or at least to complement the work of the counsellor. If this appears to be the case, I would discuss this with you in our first meeting and help you evaluate whether you might like to contact these alternative sources.