At the initial consultation, we will decide if we can work together. Most often, I work to a twelve-week contract with a mid review after 6 weeks. After twelve weeks we will review our work together and decide whether a further contract would be useful, or if an open-ended arrangement is more suitable.
In some cases, a shorter period of therapy may be more suitable, and we can discuss this at the initial consultation.
Everyone is different.
6 sessions can sometimes be enough;
12-16 sessions will be more realistic as an initial contract. For some people an open ended contract works well.
During sessions 6 and 12, we will review the work and decide a way forward and review regularly from then on.