How to book an appointment
If you would like to book an appointment, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a few sentences telling me about the problem or problems you would like help with, and the days/ times you can normally be available to attend an appointment. I will usually reply to you within 24 hours. If I am available to work with you, I will usually offer you an appointment within the next 10 days. I will send you a short form to fill in with some basic information such as your contact details.
Please note that I will only arrange appointments with people who have contacted me about therapy for themselves. If you are looking for a therapist on behalf of another person such as your son, daughter or partner, then I prefer that they contact me directly if they wish to make an enquiry. I believe this to be important for a number of reasons, including client confidentiality and the motivation of the person attending therapy.
What happens in the first session
In our first session of therapy there will be three areas of focus. Firstly, I will begin to explore with you your reasons for seeking therapy at this time. Secondly, I will ask you for some background information about yourself, for example your family, your health, and whether you have had counselling or therapy before. Thirdly, you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have about the therapy and to express any hopes or fears about what the therapy will be like.
Deciding the length of the therapy
If, after the first session, you feel that you would like to continue, we will then meet for a further 3 sessions to further explore the issues that you are bringing. After this we will decide whether to work together for a longer period.