Face to Face Counselling

First contact

You made it to here and now you are wondering what to do next. 

You can either email me at counselling.francesca@gmail.com or text me 07594846033. You can also have a 15-minute phone call free of charge if that works best for you. You can ask me anything about my practice or any curiosity you have about counselling and the type of therapeutic work we can do together. This should give you an idea on whether you would like to meet me for an initial face-to-face appointment. 

First session - what to expect

You made an appointment with myself and you are now getting ready to come to your first appointment. You may be wondering about the room I counsel from and what the session would be like. 

I rent a room at the association Time and Space in the East End of Glasgow to see client privately. The association is 5 minutes on foot from Duke street train station and has free on-street parking and a good bus connection from the city centre. The counselling room is on the first floor (there is no lift). 

During our first session, I will go through the contract which I will email to you prior to our counselling session along with my GDPR notice. There will be space for you to ask any clarifications regarding the documents I emailed. 

On the first session, I will also ask you about the reasons that brought you to counselling and what your expectations are of therapy together. 

Following sessions

From the second session onwards, I will offer you the opportunity at the beginning of the session to bring to therapy anything you would like to talk about. As I work in a person-centred way, I won't direct the conversation but I will use my curiosity to understand you and your world to promote further explorations of the struggles you are experiencing. 

Fees

Session time for counselling is 50 minutes and I charge £40 per session.

Payments are made through an invoice that I will send you via email. If you do not have an email address, please let me know and we can find a solution together. 

If you book your session and you change your mind about attending, I am asking you to let me know as soon as possible so I can offer a refund if this is what you prefer. Although I don't generally charge for cancellations and rescheduling, same day cancellation will be charged in full to cover the costs I incurred in securing that slot for you that I would otherwise be unable to cover. 

If I happen to cancel and you have already paid, I will try to reschedule free of charge. Further information about the cancellation policy can be found in the contract.