What happens in a counselling session?
Because clients and their counsellors are all individuals there is no set way of how things happen. I'll try and give you a sense of what might happen if you decide to come and see me.
Usually we meet together for an informal assessment so we can decide whether we want to work together, and what you might want to work on. We also cover practical issues such as timing of sessions, confidentiality etc.
I generally offer my counselling sessions at my home in Highbridge, but can also offer Skype, telephone and email if that suits you better.
***Covid 19 update **
For the foreseeable future, I am unable to offer face to face counselling at my home in Highbridge, but will continue to offer counselling by telephone and on-line.
It's up to you what you bring to counselling, and I won't pressurise you to talk about anything in particular. We'll decide together about what we are going to work on and how. So, you might be someone who wants to talk through the issue, or you might prefer to do something more creative.
The therapeutic process doesn't just happen in the counselling session - you may find yourself reflecting on things at other times, or I may ask you to do some 'homework' in between sessions.