The first session
Our first session will be different to our subsequent sessions. It will involve understanding what is bringing you to counselling as well as getting some information about your current situation. For example, I may ask you about your current job, relationships, family history, health concerns.
It will give you the opportunity to decide if you would like to work with me. It is useful for you to ask yourself whether you would feel you could talk to me, how comfortable you feel with me, how safe you feel talking to me.
I will give you information about my working practices and we will talk through matters pertaining to the confidentiality of our work.
All our sessions, including the first will last 50 minutes and typically happen on the same day every week.
These can be held face to face at my therapy room in North Oxford or online.
A session costs £50.
Sessions can be paid for by cash on the day (when meeting face-to-face) or by bank transfer in advance.
Many clients prefer a monthly invoice at the start of each month. These can be paid for by bank transfer.