The duration and frequency of counselling sessions can depend on several factors, such as the severity of your child's difficulties, their level of motivation and engagement in the therapy process, and the goals you and your child have set for therapy.
In general, it is common for counselling sessions to be scheduled on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, especially in the beginning stages of therapy. Over time, the frequency of sessions may decrease as progress is made, and the number of sessions required may vary from a few weeks to several months or even longer.
Following the first session, make a suggestion for an initial block of sessions, This will usually be around between 10 -12 in the first instance.
You are not expected to purchase all sessions upfront, but it is helpful to book and plan the sessions after your initial consultation in collaboration with your counsellor.
You are of course free to pause or stop the sessions at any time. However, it can be incredibly damaging to your child to cancel their sessions without notice.
If your child is not finding the sessions helpful you are free to cancel, however we still recommend a final session to review what’s been covered and to discuss future strategies.