Desouza Association of Psychotherapy (DAP)
Experienced and qualified private psychotherapy and integrative counselling.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long for individuals and 1 hour for couples. We meet once a week on a regular day at the same time.
Online initial assessment appointment
Online ongoing sessions
Individual initial assessment appointment
Individual ongoing sessions
Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions to find your answer.
What happens at the initial appointment?expand_more
This is Important so that we can get a sense of whether we would be able to work well together. The session establishes whether I am the right Counsellor for you. I take some notes of your history and the difficulties that bring you to counselling.
Is everything I say to you confidential?expand_more
Yes it is. There are however certain exceptions which I will explain to you when we meet.
How long is each session?expand_more
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long for individuals and 1 hour for couples. We would meet once a week on a regular day at the same time.
What will we talk about?expand_more
The sessions are yours and I am lead by you as to what you would like to reflect on. Counselling is a commitment so it is important for you to attend regularly so that you can get the best benefit from the process.
Will you advise me on what to do?expand_more
No counselling is not advice giving. Counselling helps you reflect on your thoughts, feelings and response to your difficulties so that you can make choices that are right for you.
How many sessions will I need?expand_more
This depends on the nature of your difficulty. I would suggest initially 6-12 with the 6th session being a review, but the choice is yours. You can see me for a few sessions or longer. In any event we would keep this under regular review.
What happens if I need to cancel and re-arrange my appointment?expand_more
I ask please for at least 24 hours notice of cancellation otherwise the full charge will be payable. If I can offer you another appointment the same week then this charge won’t be applicable. If I am away or need to cancel I will not charge you for the slot.
How do I pay?expand_more
Payment is due on the day of your appointment please. Cash or Mobile Banking (Including bank transfer).
How do we know when to end?expand_more
We will have regular reviews to make sure that we are on track. It is always best to have a good ending so I try to pace our sessions so that we can have a final review.