Getting Started

Taking the first step towards therapy is often the most difficult, and you have done that already by visiting this site.

The next step is to phone our office, and our receptionist will arrange a mutually convenient time for your initial appointment with one of our therapists. They will confirm details of this assessment session with you by phone, email or letter. The phone is not answered all the time so please do leave a message on our answerphone if there is no response. There is a non-refundable fee payable for this session. Please see our cancellation policy for what happens if you have to cancel or change your appointment.

This assessment session is an opportunity for both you and the assessor to find out if counselling or psychotherapy is for you at this time in your life. It is also a time to discuss practical matters such as how much you can afford and the timing of sessions.

We can then match you with one of our therapists for ongoing sessions. Depending upon your availability and the therapist’s, this usually takes between a few days and a few weeks.