AssessmentI offer a free 20 minutes for us to discuss your needs (face to face or over the telephone). This is an opportunity for you to find out how I work and feel comfortable in the counselling setting of your choice. If we meet at the Clifton venue there is a £10 fee for this which is refundable once an initial counselling session is booked.
Following this we will read through our therapeutic contract together and agree to its guidelines. The contract sets out the 7 days notice for any cancellation of sessions once booked or the full fee will be due. We can then discuss regular convenient times to meet and book in appointments in advance.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and take place in venues in South Bristol or Clifton. You will have the choice of either setting depending on the time of your appointment and availability of rooms.
Usually sessions will begin weekly as this provides sufficient regularly and consistency for building the therapeutic relationship and focusing on goals.
As we work together over time you will be asked for feedback on whether the sessions are meeting your needs. I appreciate your honesty and tailor the counselling sessions to help support you in the most appropriate way possible.