What to Expect

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What will happen if you choose to make an appointment?

If you would like to make an appointment, I will invite you to come to my counselling room in Knowle for an initial consultation. This first session is as much about you checking me out as me seeing if I might be able to help you. Contacting me in the first place might have been a big step for you and you need to be sure that the service I offer is right for you before we agree anything further.

If we decide to make more appointments, there is no specific number of sessions that you need to sign up for. Some people feel the ability to support themselves again after only a few sessions, while others might want longer. How long we might work together is entirely dependent on what you feel you need, and is something that we will decide together.

Sessions and fees

Sessions last for 50 minutes and costs £40 for individuals and £45 for couples. If you are meeting with me at my counselling practice in Knowle; fees are payable at each session. If we have agreed to work online, payments should be made by BACS or PayPal in advance of each session.
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My approach to counselling

My aim is to establish safe counselling relationships that are built on respect and trust. My role is to walk alongside you without judgement as you explore your experience and how it is impacting your life now. The way I work is based on the person-centred approach, which means that I consider you to be the best expert of your own experience. You are unique, so there is no model that fits you exactly. Instead, I will encourage you to explore your experience so that you can reconnect with who you really are, rather than the person that you have become due to difficult circumstances or because other people expect you to be that way.

I also use other techniques and theories that I feel are compatible with the way I work. This is known as an integrative approach because I am integrating other theories from outside of the person-centred tradition. In the main, these techniques relate to working with trauma and domestic abuse by building a mindfulness practice. If you have any questions about how I work, please don’t hesitate to ask.

If you are looking for a qualified and registered counsellor in Knowle or Bristol, get in touch with Susanne Hart Counselling Services on 
07592 593 734.
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