Debbie Howels Counselling

Sevenoaks based counselling service

Adv. Dip. Humanistic Counselling MBACP (Accred.) UKRCP. BUPA Registered

First session


I am now working face to face with clients again, but in addition offering the flexibility of using Skype or Zoom sessions. This makes my practice flexible so clients who dont live close to me or who might be isolating or short of time have the option of screen time with me.  Clients are finding this helpful, and the arrangements can be altered at short notice.  All I will require is a Zoom invite, and if you prefer Skype I will send you my profile which you can use to call me on the day.

The first session will be an Assessment.  You can outline your reason for coming to see me and I will ask questions about you and your family history. There will be a questionnaire to fill in.

It is more of a structured session, and helps both of us to get a better idea of what your difficulties are. Sometimes people don't know what the problem is, they are just unhappy.  This doesn't matter as it will become clearer with more sessions.  It is quite normal for clients to be nervous at this stage.    

Assessments usually take about an hour.  Once you have been assessed we make another two appointments.  I like to see clients weekly as this helps to build our relationship more quickly. 


I will periodically review progress with you.  This gives us both a chance to talk about how things are going, and provides a continued focus for the counselling work.  I am always happy to answer any questions about the counselling sessions.




Sessions are 50 mins long and cost £55.

24 hr notice of cancellation is required otherwise the full fee is payable.

Fees are reviewed every April






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