WHAT TO EXPECT
As a humanistic therapist and midwife, I believe the relationship between client and counsellor is key to the therapy having a positive impact for change. Working with you, I will help you to feel secure by providing a safe space, establishing and regularly reviewing a workable contract with you, and ensuring confidentiality.
An initial session involves discussing a plan for the work together that suits you, as well as listening to your current experience and concerns. There is no obligation for you to proceed past this meeting. This and future sessions will generally last for about 50 minutes.
I have experience of counselling couples as well as individuals, and of providing both short-term, solution-focused therapy as well as working longer-term. Typically, short-term counselling might be for 6-8 sessions. This will depend on your individual circumstances, and will be agreed with you as part of your contract.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provide further independent information about the counselling process here. I work within these guidelines.