Due to the individual nature of therapy it is almost impossible to state from the outset how many sessions are required. During the first appointment I will do a brief assessment - this provides me with basic information like your address, safe telephone number and a summary of the issues that have brought you into therapy. At the end of that session I will summarise what we have discussed and give you a simple formulation outlining your issues and your hopes and expectations of therapy. At that point I usually encourage clients to go home and reflect on the session and then if they are happy, to contact me and book further sessions. I typically book out in 6-week clusters, this is to ensure that the space is reserved for you. You do not have to use all 6 sessions - you are free to end counselling at any time without any judgements.