Getting Started With Counselling

Getting started can feel daunting!

The whole counselling process – finding a suitable counsellor, sifting through profiles, booking the assessment – can be pretty off putting. Especially when you already might be feeling overwhelmed.

To help you get started with counselling sessions with myself – there’s a mini guide below to some common questions you might be thinking. For further FAQ’s . you can click here. And if you can’t find the answer to your question just email or call me.

hello@empathyoffered.com or (+44) 01937 363007

There is no question too trivial you could ask me.

How do I get started? Expand
  1. It is best to first drop me a message via email hello@empathyoffered.com with a short message with your concern (You are welcome to try calling – but often I am with clients).
  2. I will email you back or arrange a call and discuss if we can move forward.
  3. If we can move forward we will arrange an “assessment”
  4. If I feel I am not suitably qualified or experienced to offer what you need I will ensure I refer you to someone more suitable.
How do you deliver your therapy sessions? Expand
  • Online. You can read more here
  • For face to face counselling sessions I am available in Harrogate and Wetherby
  • Walk & Talk Therapy here
  • Intensive Breakthrough days here

I use a web interface that provides secure encrypted video calling. This means it has a high level of security.

In some circumstances, I offer an email and SMS service, but this is generally alongside other types of therapy.

If you have another idea you are welcome to ask me.

What times are you available? Expand

Please check my schedule here 

Mondays: 9.00am – 8.00pm Harrogate

Wednesday & Saturdays: 8.00am – 3.00pm Wetherby

Can be flexible –  message via email hello@empathyoffered.com or text SMS 07451211748

What languages do you speak? Expand

I am fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu

What are your fees? Expand

A 50-minute session £60.00

About Me

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Counselling Issues

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Online Counselling

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Location – Wetherby

Read More step 1 getting started in counselling

the best way is to send me an email to hello@empathyoffered.com or send a text message to (+44) 01937 363007. Or you can send me a message below. If you write a short description of what you are looking for and the issues you are facing, that would be helpful.

step 2 getting started in counselling

It may be sooner if I can. I do answer all messages. If I do not reply immediately it is most likely I am with clients. I understand when you are facing distress or pain you may need to speak to someone quickly or be acknowledged at least. Therefore I ensure I answer all messages as soon as I can.

step 3 getting started in counselling

The assessment is a getting to know each other session. You will share with me what you hope to achieve from therapy. We shall also go over the contract – your and my expectations of therapy. It gives you a chance to ask any questions about therapy and me to assess whether I am the right person to help you. You can book it right here online below.