What To Expect
Being in therapy is an important commitment that you make to yourself. It is crucial that you find the right approach and person to work with.
Once you have made contact with me, either by phone or email, I would let you know what spaces I have available. Should any of them be suitable, we would then look to arrange in initial meeting.
This is an opportunity for you to meet me and experience how I work. We will discuss the issues that you would like to look at and decide whether fixed-term Brief Therapy, for 12 weeks or open-ended Core Process psychotherapy would best meet your needs. If we decide on open-ended work, I always suggest an initial 6-week commitment, to see if it is right for you.
I will give you a copy of my psychotherapy agreement, which covers the terms on which I work, specifically around strict confidentiality and my policy on cancellations. This document also makes reference to the ethical standards I adhere to. You are very welcome to take time to reflect on this meeting and maybe meet other therapists before making your decision. Or you may decide straight away to go ahead and we would agree a date for our first session.