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Counselling & Psychotherapy Chester - Forest Landscape

What to Expect

What to expect

Initial Contact

If you’re interested in knowing more, then please contact me by phone, text or email. I will get back to you and we can arrange a free 30-minute no obligation telephone call to answer any questions you might have, to get to know each other a little and to begin to chat about what it is you’d like to explore in our work together.

There is no pressure for you to continue if it doesn’t feel right for you.

What can I expect at a first session?

A first session is an extension of our telephone consultation exploring your needs and wishes in therapy.

Where will the sessions take place?

I work both face to face at my offices in Hoole and online via Zoom & FaceTime as appropriate.

How long do the sessions last?

Each session lasts 50 minutes.


How often should we meet?

We can work this out between us, but it’s common that clients usually attend weekly sessions.

What's the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

This is a frequently asked question. To find out more view our blog


Do I need to prepare or bring anything?

You don’t need to bring anything with you. Sometimes people like to think about things they want to discuss ahead of time, whilst others choose to work with matters that emerge on the day.


What will we do in sessions?

I am led by what’s important to you on the day. There are lots of ways to explore issues; some clients just like to talk and others wish to bring somatic body work and relaxation techniques into their sessions.  We can work together to find what feels most helpful for you.


How many sessions will I need?

In short, it's up to you how long we work together and what you choose to focus on. It depends on what you want from therapy. You are the expert of your life and I'm guided by you with how many sessions you feel you need or want.  You may feel the benefits after a few sessions, or you may find the journey is a longer one.


I just ask for one week's notice to end therapy to ensure we have a good and safe ending.

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