WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT
To get the most from sessions it's important to understand the basics of what brought you to counselling so that together we can make a plan for change. At the initial assessment session, we'll talk a little about what brought you to counselling and what you'd like to achieve. It would also be useful to bring along a list of any prescribed medication you're taking. Everything at this session is covered by confidentiality.
Future sessions are down to you. You can bring whatever it is that you want to work on, it doesn't have to be the same each time. These sessions will last 50 minutes, although if you feel like you need more time you can pre-book an 80 minute session so that you're not rushed and we have time to discuss what you need. Jane works in both short- and long-term ways so can suit your needs.
All counsellors registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) are required to attend Supervision. This is where counsellors get advice and support on their cases from more experienced counsellors. All clients discussed are anonymous and the same confidentiality rules apply as for normal counselling sessions. Jane attends Supervision on a regular basis.
Initial assessment (up to 45 minutes) - £25
Standard Counselling session (50 minutes) - £50
Extended Counselling session (80 minutes) - £70
(This can be a regular longer session or for a one-off crisis and must be booked in advance)
There are also 2 concessionary slots at any one time - maximum of 8 sessions - £30 per session
(please note that there is currently a waiting list for these sessions)
Please alsonote, from 1st March 2018 the free initial 20min session is no longer available, a longer, discounted session provides a better environment to properly establish your needs and whether I'm the right therapist for you.