Once I receive your contact details, we will then arrange an initial appointment that is convenient for us both.  The initial appointment is sometimes referred to as an assessment.  This is an opportunity to learn more about you and your presenting problems, and is also an opportunity for you to decide whether or not you would like to work with me, and whether the therapy I offer is appropriate for your needs. 

Sessions last 1 hour and during the assessment we will discuss a treatment plan and potentially how many sessions you may need, although this can vary as you work through the process.  Typically many problems can be addressed within a few sessions, but for others the work maybe more longer term, depending on the presenting problem.  I ensure we are on track with your goals, by holding timely reviews.    

Following on from the initial appointment, future appointments can be arranged.  Typically appointments are held weekly, and there is an expectation for you to engage in activities in between our sessions; this is useful in bringing what you have identified in our sessions into your every day life. 

Within my practice confidentiality is paramount and I  am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.  As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), I adhere to the respective guidelines of Good Practice.