The first step is to meet and talk about why you are looking for counselling. This initial assessment session comes with no obligations attached. It is an opportunity for you to share as much as you feel able and comfortable to bring at this first meeting; for me to think about whether I have the professional know-how to support you with what you are presenting; and for the two of us to gauge how comfortable it might be working together for a period of therapy. If we decide not to work together, I can help you to think about other possibilities and/or suitable therapists.
As previously stated, due to the restrictions placed by the pandemic, I have suspended all ‘in-person’ appointments in Kendal or Kirkby Lonsdale. At this stage – July ’20 – it is difficult to predict when these might resume, but any decision will be strictly guided by the advice of both government and my professional body, UKCP. As such – and until further notice – all my counselling contacts will continue to be either online (Zoom or Skype) or via the telephone.
The assessment fee is £25 and subsequent sessions are £35. 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, again on-line or via the telephone, at £30/session.
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