Questions you may have about coming for counselling or hypnotherapy
It is vital to establish a good rapport between client and therapist so initially I have a phone conversation with potential clients to help ensure we both feel we can have a good basis for working together. This is followed by an initial first session but if for any reason at the end of the session you don’t wish to continue you are free not to make any further commitment.
Q – When a person makes an enquiry about counselling what are they committing themselves to?
A – When you contact me you are not committing to anything at this stage, you are just making an enquiry about having counselling sessions or hypnotherapy sessions and introducing yourself.
Q What happens next?
A – This is your opportunity to ask questions and I will try to answer your questions as best as I can.
- I will help you to try and decide what sort of therapy you may find beneficial.
- I will leave the decision to continue (or not) totally up to you … I won’t contact you to chase you up or put any pressure on you.
Q – Could I just have one session to explore the possibility of moving forward with counselling?
A – Arranging a one-off counselling session
- If you think you would like to go ahead with therapy I can arrange to meet you for an initial session.
Q – What happens at the first session?
A – The first session gives us time to have a conversation.
- The session will be for 60 minutes, on a mutually convenient day and time … and at therapy rooms to suit.
- We’ll have a conversation for 60 minutes and we’ll try to include as much of the following:-
- We will talk about confidentiality & what it means in a counselling relationship.
- We will do a little information gathering e.g. some history and contact information and we’ll talk about fees.
- There will be time to tell your story and explain your feelings
Q – Will I be committed to any further sessions?
A – No you won’t be committed to any more sessions – the choice to continue working together … or not … will be between you and me.
Q – What happens next?
A – I will explain what type of therapy I feel would be helpful to you and we can discuss what this means and how it works.
- You can ask as many questions as you need to make sure you feel comfortable with the recommended therapy.
- We will see how we work together during this session.
- By the end of this introductory session I would hope that both you and I can make an informed decision whether counselling sessions would be helpful to you.
Q – The thought of coming to counselling seems a bit uncomfortable how can that be overcome?
A – Starting counselling may feel scary and unfamiliar, it’s my intention to make sure you’re fully informed and comfortable so that you can make an informed decision for what is right for you.
No forcing you to do anything you don’t want to do, you remain free to choose.
Q – How much will it cost and how do I contact you?
60 minutes one to one
- Day appointment 9am – 5pm = £50
- Evening appointment 5pm – 8pm = £55
Possible concessions for people on limited income.
I accept payment via BACS or all major credit cards.