What I offer help with, clinical supervision and emergencies

This may be your first meeting with a psychotherapist and you might feel anxious, but sessions are as relaxed as possible. I hope this site answers any questions, and helping you not to feel anxious. Don’t forget, contacting a therapist is to find ways of getting support, understanding and moving forward.

The assessment session is to help me find out more about you and your difficulty so I can decide whether I believe I can help. (It is usual for me to offer a course of therapy, but I cannot make this decision until we have met. An assessment therefore, is not necessarily an offer of therapy.)

This meeting is also for you to find out more about therapy and how I work so you can also make a decision whether or not to proceed into therapy. You will not be expected to make this decision in the assessment session (if an offer of therapy is made) unless you are sure when we meet. I am happy to give a reasonable length of time for you to make this decision so you can think and discuss with others.

If we begin working together, I usually offer an initial course of 6 sessions, (usually weekly/fortnightly and sessions last up to 1 hour). The 6th session is a review where we evaluate progress together. This does not necessarily mean we end meetings. If we decide to continue, we organise another course of sessions and review. Reviews help evaluate progress and maintain focus.

Please look at the documents on my home page especially on confidentiality and GDPR

I look forward to meeting you and hope I can be of help. Please contact me if you have any further questions.