Session Information

Initial Assessment Session

The first session that we hold lasts up to 50 minutes and is to discuss in more detail the issues you face, the back ground about you a a person and the outcomes that you hope for from counselling.

I will provide you with information about the counselling process, confidentiality and the counselling agreement.

This initial assessment will inform me about what it is you want to change, that I am the right person to help you and that we can work together in a collaborative and effective way.

We will agree when we will meet, usually on a weekly basis at the same time.


These are typically held each week at the same time,  or may be fortnightly, alternating days or similar to accommodate work, child care etc  by arrangement with sessions lasting 50 minutes.

We confirm the agenda and start by determining the current position and any changes since the last session. The situation will be explored with thoughts, feelings and actions examined in relation to how they impact on the current situation. How we relate to ourselves and others has a great impact on the quality of our lives and relationships. Initially a client may feeling confused, isolated and disparing.

As we start to unpick things and work with difficult issues at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Initially you may feel in a more painful place than when you first started counselling. Often those things that cause pain will have been pushed into the background. Bringing them to the fore ground can be painful, but then they can be looked at and then put into new  perspectives based on what is experienced.

A new direction can be taken when understanding historical events, the part you have played and how they have impacted on your life are revealed. Through awareness of options, new ways of being can be determined. By making an informed decision in the here and now the most appropriate solution can be taken so as to achieve the best outcome.

The client will know when it is time to finish counselling as they will have greater insight and control over their situation and a greater sense of self and the direction they are taking.

Session Fees

Individual Initial Assessment: £30

Individual Counselling Session: £45

Couples Initial Assessment: £40

Couples Counselling session: £60

Coaching session: £60

Payment by BACS – account details provided on request, cash or cheque made payable to Michael Clark