I work with clients for varying lengths of time. Sometimes between 5-10 sessions of counselling can set a person's life on a new course, for example enabling them to deal with work related stress, anxiety or low mood in a new way. Sometimes the issue is deeper seated and reaches back into unresolved issues from the past. This may need longer term, more in-depth psychotherapy where for example there has been early trauma, loss or family breakdown.
After an initial enquiry I usually invite prospective clients to meet me for a half hour consultation in which we can decide if we are suited to work together. This is an opportunity to answer any questions that you may have about me or about the way I work. If I am not the right therapist for you I may be able to suggest a counsellor or psychotherapist in York who can better help you. There is no requirement at the initial meeting to share a lot of detailed personal information until we have agreed a contract.
Once we have decided to work together I will then take a full and detailed history and we agree a contract, a focus for the therapy and regular review points along the way. You are free to make an ending at any time but I usually suggest that ideally we take one or two sessions to do this.
To arrange an initial meeting please either phone me on 01904 641996 or e-mail
me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about my particular approach as a psychotherapist before we meet. I have an answer phone where you can leave a confidential message and I will aim to return your call the same day.
For your privacy you do not need to share a lot of very personal information in your initial contact with me by email.