Your initial appointment is essentially a two way process which will give you an opportunity to discuss your difficulties, ask any questions and for you to assess whether you feel comfortable to work with the therapist. Then we can decide together if counselling/psychotherapy is going to be the most beneficial type of support.
Should it become evident your needs would be best met by alternative services this will also be openly discussed with you and options for referral will be provided.
The number of sessions will be decided upon with you following the initial assessment and reviewed at regular periods. Therapy sessions are usually on a weekly basis and between 50 mins to an hour.