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What to expect in the first session

I offer an initial assessment, which lasts 50 minutes. It is an opportunity for you to share what has brought you to counselling and to think about what you wish to gain from it. It is also an opportunity for me to gain the necessary information to make a proper assessment of your situation. We can then get a sense of whether what I have to offer is likely to be helpful to you and, just as importantly, for you to get an idea of what counselling feels like and what you might gain from it. We will agree at this stage if we are proceeding on an open-ended basis, where there is not a set number of sessions, or for an agreed period of time.

The initial assessment fee is £55. Subsequent sessions are weekly (on the same day and time) and last 50 minutes, the fee is £45. For brief psychodynamic counselling, where we agree a specific focus and a fixed number of sessions (usually 12) the fees is £50 per session.

Driftwood Counselling
Driftwood Counselling

I understand it takes time to build a safe and trusting relationship. Take that first step today by booking your first appointment.