What happens after I have made contact with The Green Oak Foundation ?

An appointment will be made that is convenient for you and this usually lasts for an hour.

What will happen during this appointment ?

In a relaxed, informal way the counselling process will be explained.

Issues such as confidentiality will be discussed, together with the frequency of future sessions and what times will be most convenient.

The first session is an opportunity for the counsellor and client to begin the process of establishing trust and rapport so that emotions and thoughts can safely be expressed.

The counsellors at Green Oak fully understand that seeking help for often longstanding issues requires a lot of courage and that clients may feel very nervous/anxious during the first session. Our dedicated team are trained to put clients at their ease as quickly as possible providing a safe, non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment.