What to expect when you contact us
1.Telephoning the EBCCC office on 028 90460489 for an appointment is the first step. Detals are taken and if an appointment is not available the office will call back, usually within a few weeks with a date for an intake assessment appointment
2.First assessment appointment – A counsellor will explain more about counselling and what we can offer, and there will be an opportunity to explain your situation, discuss concerns and whether this is the right time to pursue counselling. You will then be placed on a waiting list until a space becomes available at a time that matches your availability. Waiting time can vary and may take up to a few months
3.Allocation is then made to a suitable counsellor – this is usually someone different to the counsellor seen at the assessment appointment
4.At the first session with the regular counsellor, a weekly commitment is agreed between the client and the counsellor to meet for 50 minutes on the same day, at the same time each week, in order to work together effectively
5.The counselling process can be approached in a variety of different ways, but the important thing to bear in mind is that it is always led by the client, as to what they want to talk about and at their own speed. The number of sessions will be determined by both the client and counsellor and depends on need.