Below you will find answers to some of the questions (FAQs) people often have about the therapeutic process. Please get in touch if you have other queries that are not covered in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Your first session will provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to get a feeling for what it might be like to be in therapy.  We will explore what’s led you to seek therapy, as well as give you space to discuss your expectations, hopes and concerns about therapy.

Towards the end of the session, we will discuss the dynamics, how you feel the session went, and if and how we might continue working together.

Importantly, it’s good for you to understand that you’re under no obligation to continue with me as your therapist.  All therapists work in a unique way, and it’s important that you find the right therapist for you.

Therapy isn’t a quick fix, as much as we’d like it to be.  It usually takes a number of sessions before you’ll begin to really see the difference therapy is making.  However, on rare occasions, a single session may be enough for you to gain sufficient insight and understanding about your concern, issue or conflict.

A Counsellor or Psychotherapist is a non-judgmental and supportive professional whose main focus is you.  I will encourage you to explore and find your own answers to your own unique situation.

My job is to make you feel safe, heard and understood.  In most circumstances, sessions will be weekly and run for 50 minutes. Some clients may choose fortnightly sessions and we can discuss this scenario at our first session.

For me being a therapist is innately connected to the desire to understand both myself and others better, and help people do the same. You can read more about my journey, philosophy and influences in my 10 Questions with Reed post.