What to expect ...
We will usually have a 30-minute telephone (or video) conversation in the first instance to talk through your referral.
We can then proceed to the initial session (depending on circumstances, face-to-face or via Zoom) to further discuss your referral. We will also go through the intake paperwork, which includes General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (data privacy and usage) together with safeguarding, confidentiality, assessment procedures (if any), how we will work together and fees. The Consent Form and Therapy Agreement will then be signed.
Sometimes it is not clear at the beginning how frequently we should meet or for how long. The work is offered on an ongoing basis or we can agree the number of sessions to start with but ideally six to eight sessions minimum.
Sessions are mostly held weekly during term-time and last for 50 minutes. Assessment procedure sessions may take longer.