​​About Counselling

Step One

Set up an appointment.  You can set up a complimentary 30 minute consultation with me either over the phone or in person.  If you would like to proceed with counselling then we will set up a 50 minute appointment.  I will email you two forms to fill out which are standard for anyone engaging the services of a counselling professional.  These short forms help you understand the counselling process and protect your rights and confidentiality.

Step Two

Meet with me.   During the first session we will discuss your emotional pain and problems and set goals for therapy. For example if you experience anxiety your first goal might be to solve panic attacks, the second goal could be to stop worrying and third is to sleep better.  However these goals can be put aside for anything you would like to talk about, especially when a difficult situation or crisis arises.  I may give you homework such as relaxed breathing or cognitive behaviour therapy exercises. 

Step Three

You choose when therapy is completed.  There is no fixed time that is guaranteed to resolve problems because you decide how much time you need and therefore choose when to finish counselling.