What happens in sessions

Following a free initial telephone consultation which may be with one of us or with our Assistant Psychologist Hattie Rogers, we arrange a first appointment.  

We always begin by undertaking an assessment which may last a few sessions. This helps us to agree on your needs and what changes you would like to make as well as which model of therapy is most suited.

With children and families we work 'Systemically' which means to include key family members and other important people at various stages of the treatment to ensure the best possible outcome for long term gains.

With older adolescents and adults, family members may be invited to sessions but the work is typically 1:1. This helps to create a safe and confidential space allowing you to develop the trust needed to work through the difficulties you may be facing.

With couples, both of you will attend the first session and an agreement will be made as to whether you wish to continue meeting as a couple or for one of you to come individually.


Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, we have been offering appointments via Video Link. This has been working really well for clients and feedback has been incredibly positive. We have since returned to working Face to Face but will continue to provide both options which can be used intermittently.


All new referrals will be offered a free telephone consultation and then once you're happy to proceed, we agree a session date and time.

Sessions last for approximately 50 minutes unless otherwise agreed.


Session fees will be provided on request and vary amongst therapist due to their level of training.

The session fees include any resources, liaison or text messages that we may send throughout the course of your treatment.

In essence you pay for the time we meet either face to face or via a pre-booked telephone or video session. All of the additional time that we need to prepare for your session and beyond that is included in this price.

The only additional planned cost would be for written documentation.

At present we run a clinic in Wimborne on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Morning, afternoon and evening appointments are available.

What happens in sessions