Frequenly Asked Questions
How do I start my counselling journey?
A: To start your counselling Journey, you can email me or send a text to 0780 581 5060 to find out more. We will get in touch with you to enquire about your needs. If you will like to take the next step, we will book an initial assessment. This can be arranged for a convenient time for you. due to COVID initial sessions are done online. they are usually done in the counselling room and they last for 50 minutes.
What will happen in my initial session?
A: Once an initial assessment session is booked and agreed via email or phone. On arrival to our counselling location, press the buzzer and one of the receptionists or myself will buzz you in and welcome you and show you the waiting room. There is a light and spacious waiting room and there are also toilet facilities available. Just before our session is due to begin, I will meet you and we will head to our therapy room. It is important to arrive at least five minutes before your initial session.
Details of how to find 96 Harley Street or my Bromley counselling location are on my Contact and Direction page.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a collaborative process which involves the development of a unique, confidential, therapeutic, helping relationship. In this relationship, the therapist acts as a facilitator in helping the client to understand more accurately his/herself and the world around him/her; to better understand their feelings and behaviours, and to assist in their interpersonal relationships. Discussion of whatever is important and impacting someone's life can enable an individual to grow towards greater freedom in making mature choices and taking responsible action.
What is Counselling like?
Counselling will be a different experience for different people, according to individual needs based on your unique set of circumstances.
What happens during the course of your counselling experience may differ over time, based on your situation, progress, or changes in your life. Therefore how the therapeutic process will progress depends on your needs and goals.
What is an initial appointment?
The first session is an initial assessment, which lasts for 50 minutes and during this time, you will be asked certain questions about you and your life, in order to form a holistic view. This information is important as it will help to make an initial assessment of your circumstance and the type of counselling best suited to your needs.
Following this, sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes weekly for consistent progress to be made.
Is what I say confidential?
Yes, all client-therapist conversations are private and confidential within the bounds of current regulations. I follow the professional and ethical guidelines of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy).