Appointments are usually face-to-face, but are mostly online at the moment. After lockdown, we can continue to offer some online appointments for accessibility and health reasons.
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, and usually take place weekly in a regular slot.
Most slots are between 9am and 6pm Monday-Friday. Appointments are occasionally available in the evenings, but we may suggest alternatives if this is the only time you are free.
You can ask for a specific counsellor, or for the first available slot.
Our counsellors use a mix of approaches, but all tailor the sessions to your needs.
When you start, your counsellor will discuss with you how long you might wish to come to counselling. Some people choose to come short-term for 6 to 12 sessions, while others come for longer periods of 6 months or more. It may depend on the nature or complexity of what you wish to explore, and we will work with you to understand what you need. There is a maximum number of sessions for the funded slots, in fairness to others on the waiting list.
We work 1:1 with individuals aged 16 or over, and do not currently offer couples or family therapy.