What to Expect in Counselling

Counselling can often feel quite daunting: taking that first step to make contact can sometimes
create its own anxiety. Many people come to therapy not knowing where to begin, what to expect,
and whether they will be able to talk to the stranger sat in front of them.

For therapy to be successful, the Therapeutic Relationship should be Unconditional, Safe,
and Trusting.

I offer a free ‘meet and greet’ session to enable you to gain a sense of me as a person and decide
whether I am someone you would feel comfortable to be open with. Following this session, and if
you decide you would like to work therapeutically with me, we would then agree a contract which
covers issues such as confidentiality, your rights under the Data Protection Act, and fees.

I am happy to arrange sessions around your availability and you will not be tied in to a set
number. Sessions last one hour, in which time you have the opportunity to explore the issues that
are impacting upon your life, whilst providing a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings.
You set the pace of the session and I will meet you on an emotional, experiential, and
psychological level.

Whilst I offer non-directive counselling, I feel it is important to ensure that you get the most out of
our time together. So, through continued open-communication between the two of us, we can
explore the aspects of counselling that you feel are the most beneficial and those that are not,
thereby tailor-making the sessions for you.

My therapy room is based at the Bridgewater Clinic, which is a private clinic, where I provide a
quiet, relaxing, and confidential space for both men and women to explore their individual

Trust in Counselling