Questions & Answers
How do I make an appointment?
If you would like to make an appointment, you can either call, 07949 140 226 or complete the form on our Contact page.
Fees are available upon request, and are payable at the beginning or prior to each appointment, either via bank transfer (before we meet) or cash at the time of our appointment.
Each session will take up to 1 hour. Please give yourself enough time for this at your appointment. You are expected to be on time. This is the precursor to a conducive therapeutic relationship.) In exceptional circumstances, if you need to change or cancel your appointment, we respectfully ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice. Then your appointment can be offered to another person. Please call 07949 140 226, text or send a message to amend your appointment time.
What is an initial assessment?
Your first appointment will consist of an initial assessment. Basically, the initial assessment is a time for me to gather information about you, with a little of your history, and to get a good understanding of what your hopes are for an outcome. Then we will discuss possibilities of how we might work together. If I feel I can help you, I will tell you so. However, if I feel maybe you would be better searching for a different type of therapist or counsellor, I will do my best to advise you further. In therapy, it is a two-way relationship. It is important that you feel comfortable working with your counsellor or psychotherapist, this is a part of the reason we have an initial assessment, so that you have the opportunity to go home and think about our time together before committing to further contact. Equally, if you are happy to commence therapy at the time of our first session together, you will have the opportunity to book a further appointment(s).
My problem is not on the list, can Barrie still help me?
Please feel free to contact me and ask if you are unsure of whether I may be able to help you.
Where is Steps 2 Healing Clinic located?
We are 10 minutes drive from the Centre of Louth or Horncastle, off the A157, within the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
You are welcome to bring someone with you to your appointment. However, unless absolutely necessary, once you and I commence our work together, I would strongly suggest your chaperone leave the room. Working one-to-one is often more productive with only the client and therapist present.