What Happens Next?

After contacting me, we can arrange an initial appointment.  This appointment involves exploring what is going on for you currently and any difficult past experiences which may be impacting on you and what you are hoping to gain from counselling.  

It may be more beneficial to refer/signpost to an alternative counsellor/agency depending on your needs and/or my experience
I will advise you of the best options to gain the right support for you.

If you would like to continue counselling, we will agree a way of working together and recommend how often sessions could take place to gain full benefit from them.   Sessions can take place weekly, fortnightly, monthly and I will advise the best starting point for frequency of sessions.    

We will have regular reviews to enable you to get the full benefit of sessions and check your sessions are heading in the right direction.  In the reviews, we will consider how things maybe impacting on you and whether it would be beneficial to access further sessions or bring them to an ending. 

You may, of course, end your sessions at any time.  I would request we have a final session to enable us to re-cap on how we have worked together, what was useful and things to consider for the future.

When we decide to end our sessions, my door is always open if you decide at a later date, you would like further support and/or new problems have appeared.  

Our sessions are confidential, however, there are instances where I have a duty by law to pass on and break confidentiality, e.g. 

- Where serious child protection issues are raised.

- Where a serious risk to yourself (self-harm/suicide) or to another, is presented.

- Money laundering.

- A crime/terrorism act is disclosed.

I will advise you immediately of any need to break confidentiality and you will be kept fully informed of the process.


I see a Counselling Supervisor on a monthly basis about my work with you to ensure that I am providing you with the best possible professional and ethical service.  Your identity remains confidential at all times.