what happens next ?
Please call us on 01423 206816, or contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial meeting, which we will organise as an assessment session. Sessions can be arranged with a counsellor of your choice and can take place either daytime or evening throughout the week or on a Saturday, depending on your availability. If you prefer to speak with a specific counsellor directly and to arrange your initial meeting with them, our individual contact details are on the who we are page.
See below for more details about this initial session, how any on-going sessions would be organised and how long we would typically work with you for. All our couples counselling / relationship counselling sessions are charged at £50 per hour and specialist psychosexual sessions are provided at £65 per hour.
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Your initial appointment is a face to face assessment session with a counsellor, who will talk with you for 1 hour. Some people find that this initial session is all they need to clear their thinking, help them decide what to do and that no further counselling is necessary.
You and the counsellor will talk through how we might be able to help and plan a way forward. It is just as important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, as it is that your counsellor feels able to work with you. If together we decide that the Listening Room cannot provide the appropriate help, we can provide details of alternative agencies that may be more useful.
what happens then?
We will organise on-going 1 hour counselling sessions, ideally once a week on the same day and at the same time. We have found that by attending regular hourly sessions, clients can achieve more than if they just attend on an ad hoc basis. It also provides evidence, to all those involved, that everyone is committed to the counselling process.
Obviously there may be times when you are unable to make your session and we will look to accommodate any changes if we can. We also recognise that not every client will be able to commit to such a rigid structure, for example, if work commitments prevent weekly sessions. Providing we can know in advance, we will always try to find suitable alternatives.
Counselling will continue as long as you and the counsellor think it is helpful. The number of sessions depends on you, but typically we would see most clients over four to ten sessions.