The first step is to meet to begin to talk about why you are considering some counselling. This initial assessment session – which can last up to 80 minutes – comes with no obligations or conditions attached. I will spend time both listening and, when appropriate, offering ideas, insights and suggestions to better understand your predicament. The meeting will also be an opportunity for me to think about whether I have the requisite experience and resources to support you; and for both of us to gauge how comfortable we might feel working together for a period of therapy.for us to meet so that we can think about what is troubling you and what support and insights I can offer.
However, if for whatever reason we decide not to work together, I can help you to think about other possibilities and/or referrals.
I offer counselling sessions in Kendal (on Tuesdays) and in Kirkby Lonsdale (on Tuesday evenings and Wednesdays).
The fee for the assessment is £25 and for subsequent sessions, £40. Concessionary fee arrangements may be available depending on circumstances and availability. This can be discussed at our first meeting.
I also offer supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors at £30/session.
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