Debbie Howels Counselling

Sevenoaks based counselling service

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

First session


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 normally 50 minutes long and cost £55 

Assessments often take a bit longer (1hr) but cost no more.  If a longer session is required this will normally be agreed beforehand and charged pro rata.


A 24 notice of cancellation is required otherwise a full fee is payable.

Fees are reviewed yearly




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