Once we have agreed to work together we can agree a time and method for our first session. This is called the Assessment session and is where we explore more fully your counselling needs. Ideally this would take place via video or telephone.
Before this session you will be sent the counselling contract to agree and sign and also given payment details for the session. See here for an example counselling contract.
We will also require some basic information including contact details and some other details about your background. See here for an example assessment form. Some of the factual contact information will be required to be completed and sent prior to the session but the open questions can be discussed together at the session.
All paperwork is sent via email and in a password protected document.
If we have agreed email counselling, then you will be asked to set up a ProtonMail account https://protonmail.com/.