what happens next ?
Please call us on 01423 206816, or contact us by email email@example.com to arrange an initial meeting, which we will organise as an assessment session. 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. Your enquiry is very important to us, so if we cannot take your call please leave us a confidential voice-mail and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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.
Counselling sessions take place at our offices in central Harrogate, or online through Skype or Zoom. Holding sessions online may be more suitable if you’re unable to travel into Harrogate, if you or your partner regularly work away from home, if you are each based at different locations, or if you need to accommodate childcare.
Sessions can take place either daytime or evening throughout the week and each one hour session is priced at £70. We offer both face-to-face and online appointments Monday to Wednesday and online only appointments Thursday and Friday.
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.
This initial 1 hour session is charged at £70.
what happens then?
We will organise on-going 1 hour counselling sessions, ideally once a week. 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.
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, if for example work commitments prevent weekly sessions. There may also be times when you would prefer to hold an ad-hoc session online rather than missing your regular session. Let us know in advance and we will always look to accommodate this if we can.
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.