Our first interaction will either be by telephone or email. We will then establish a time for a free telephone consultation which usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes during which if we decide to proceed, we will organise our first session. This can be either remotely by telephone or zoom or face-to-face in my private practice on Belfast’s Malone Road.
In our first session we will complete a counselling contract which is an agreement of our collaboration. We will discuss the subject of confidentiality and its exceptions.
In order to maintain fluidity and continuity in the therapeutic process I would usually suggest weekly sessions moving forward.
Although for some the prospect of counselling can be a daunting one it is my aim to make it both a fulfilling and enlightening experience.