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FAQ

To schedule your first appointment, you may contact me via phone or email. I respond to enquiries usually within 24 hours.

Eric Blencowe, The Ferns, 3 Grove Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2BJ

fees

INITIAL ASSESSMENTINITIAL ASSESSMENT The first session we have together is an opportunity where we can talk through the issues that have brought you to counselling. It is an opportunity for me to assess your needs and how I can best help you, and for you to see if you feel comfortable with me and if you think we can work together. I am happy to discuss your needs or answer any questions you have before we meet, by email or telephone. This first session lasts up to 50 minutes. INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING Sessions last for 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week. This is important as it provides a sense of continuity and a safe space to explore and reflect. I am happy to see you for as long or short a time as we feel is helpful, which we can talk through together. Initial assessments and further counselling sessions cost £50 each. In addition, I offer two concessional counselling slots each week. These are intended for people who would find it difficult to pay the full fee. The fee for these slots is negotiable by telephone or email before your first assessment takes place.

Payments

Payment is due in full at the start of your appointment. I generally accept payments in cash, although I can accept cheques. For longer-term counselling you may prefer to pay by bank transfer.

 

Late cancellation and No-Show Policy

You will be charged the full fee for unattended sessions or cancelled sessions where less than 48 hours’ notice has been given. I will however try to arrange an alternative time for sessions you have to miss owing to other commitments where you have been able to give more than 48 hours’ notice.