After considering that you’d like to work with me, you can contact me via my contact form. We can then arrange a convenient day and time for us to have an initial 10 minute chat on the phone, which is an opportunity for you to ask any questions or to check out any concerns. On our call, we’ll arrange a day and time for you to have your first session.
These initial steps may seem daunting – I appreciate that I’m a total stranger to you. So having a flutter of anxiety or second-thoughts is perfectly natural. In our first session, I’ll spend about 10 minutes at the beginning explaining a little more about our ‘framework’ before the remainder of the session is yours. The framework is an agreement between you and I, so you know my legal and ethical obligations, how to contact me, who I answer to etc in preparation for you & I to commence working together.
In the first session, I’ll ask questions to understand a little more about you and that will include us discussing what brings you to therapy, what your goals or hopes are with therapy, how I work and a general outline of the therapeutic process. As we come to the end of our first session, I’ll ask you to take a couple of days to reflect on whether I’m the therapist for you before we commit to our weekly sessions. And that’s it – first session complete.
After 3 days, I’ll send you an email to inquire as to your decision regarding us working together. From there, we’ll set up our ongoing sessions and all future sessions are yours for the whole 50 minutes – there’s no paperwork after the first session.
Some clients prefer to have a set number of sessions, as this allows them to plan time or finances, or it’s because they’d like to focus on making an important decision. Other clients undertake therapy for several months. With longer term work, I do recommend we take regular breaks - as this aids the therapeutic processes by allowing you space to reflect. And all relationships become healthier when there’s opportunities for space.
If you would like to arrange a call or email to discuss your needs in more depth, then please complete the form below. I aim to answer all enquiries within 2 working days.