Getting Started

A welcome for anyone who feels they need support

What's next?

The first step is to get in touch. We can then have a conversation in which I can give you information about how I work and you can tell me about what you're experiencing and looking for. We can then arrange a time to meet, usually within a few days. In our first session we will explore how we will work together. You will get a sense of how it is to sit in a room with me and I will give you a clear idea of what I understand therapy to be. I will do my best to answer any questions that you have and you can then decide whether you feel I can help.

If we do decide to go ahead, we’ll work out whether it would be most helpful to explore your circumstances in some depth, which would indicate open-ended therapy, or whether you have a more specific issue that can be worked on in an agreed number of sessions. We will then arrange to meet once a week at the same time and in the same place. We will regularly review how things are going as we work together.

Therapy is a process that can help you to increase your awareness of how things are for you, what's working in your life and what isn't.

Claire Black Therapy Room

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07470 022 850 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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