Arrangements

Number of Counselling Sessions

It is usually the case that a minimum of 6 weekly sessions of one hour is required for positive change to take place. Thereafter, by mutual agreement, I offer open-ended counselling. It is not unusual for the counselling relationship to last a year or longer, though the length of our counselling agreement is as individual as you.

When and where I work

I am available by arrangement during the day and in the evening. I encourage clients to keep to the same appointment time each week.

I operate from home where I have a room used exclusively for counselling purposes. It has its own entrance and off-street parking is provided. I live in BS48 approximately 6 miles south of Bristol close to the A370.

Under certain circumstances, for example mobility problems, I can come to your home. However experience shows that it is psychologically beneficial for you to remove yourself from your own surroundings. A different setting helps you to access you feelings more clearly; it removes you from the possible distractions of home and provides separation.

Counselling Contract

When we start to work together I will ask you to sign a contract confirming our agreement to work together, including boundaries, timing and confidentiality. The contract may be tailored to suit your particular needs, but once signed both sides must abide by its contents.