Steps to therapy


This consultation helps to do three things:

  • Find out if we would like to meet for a face to face consultation.
  • Find out if we both can meet at a day and time suitable for both of us.
  • Briefly talk about what you are bringing to therapy, this helps me to confirm if I am able to help you.

If we are both comfortable with making an appointment to meet face to face this is when the first appointment is booked.


We will meet at:

The Ropewalk Practice





First Appointment

The first appointment is our consultation and will last one hour.  The fee for this appointment is  £60.00, I only accept cash payments.

In this appointment I will offer you a confidential space for you to express what is going on for you to seek out counselling i.e. what you want to change or have more of in your life. This space helps us to see if we want to work together; by identifying if we feel comfortable going forward.

If we do decide we want to work together this is the point in which I will offer a therapy contract for you to read; the outlines the boundaries of therapy. Once we have worked through the contract we both sign to agree the terms of therapy.

After this process I will work through a client record, asking questions about your details i.e. full name, address, date of birth etc. and some relevant questions about your past and current life situation.

Once this appointment is coming to the end, I would ask for us to arrange a weekly appointment at a set time (if viable). After six-eight appointments I offer a review, this is so that we can check out if we are working in the direction to want and give feedback from both experiences of each other.

I am open to questions therefore if you want to know more about the process of starting therapy with me please so ask.

I look forward to your contact.




The next step towards making an appointment with me; is for us to talk over the telephone (on 07972 260 430) for a brief confidential consultation. Know More

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