How to book an appointment
Making the first call to a counsellor for alcohol or drug use can, for some people, be an uncomfortable experience. I therefore try to make the process as simple as possible. There is, however, a certain amount of information I require and as such you should expect the call to be approximately 15-20 minutes long. Importantly, this is also a good time for you to decide whether you feel you can work with me.
At the end of the call, if I feel I am able to help, I will suggest you take a day or two to make a decision about whether you are comfortable moving forward with me. If so, all you’ll need to do is call me back and we will discuss a date for your first appointment. Once we have agreed on a time, payment will need to be made to confirm the appointment.
Subsequent sessions are paid for in blocks of 4 and in advance. I will dedicate a weekly time for you and require 2 weeks’ notice for any cancellation. One of the biggest challenges that individuals faces when giving up habitual substance abuse is committing to this decision. In my experience, this helps to motivate clients to attend regularly as counselling can be a challenging and difficult process for many.