How do I arrange an appointment?
You can email me to make a first contact though it is likely we would need to speak by phone to make arrangements. When I am not available, I have voicemail where you can leave a message and I will return your call. I offer mostly daytime appointments.
What can I expect at the first meeting?
The first consultation is for us both to see if we can work together and whether psychotherapy or counselling is what you are looking for. If we decide to go ahead, we would try to arrange practicalities like finding a regular meeting time. You may also have questions and concerns that you want to raise with me. Consultations last 50 minutes and meetings are arranged weekly and where possible at the same time every week. This can be helpful to both of us to provide continuity and although this is preferred, flexibility of meetings is also possible.
How many sessions will I need?
This is difficult to answer and depends on the nature of what you are concerned with. Generally, more specific problems may require a fewer number of sessions although sometimes things are not as they first seem and more time is needed.
Supervision is a professional requirement and I am in regular supervision for all my practice.
I am a supervisor with a Diploma in Integrative Supervision and offer supervision to psychotherapy and counselling practitioners and others in related helping professions.