Counselling in Cheltenham

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Timothy Chubb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hello my name is Tim I am an integrative counsellor and my goal is to help you thrive in life and move forward with achievable goals. I provide a safe space so you can explore your presenting issues and difficulties that you feel you are currently facing, by exploring parts of your life that may be contributing to how you are feeling, or work through worries and stresses with the goal to find more contentment in your future.
Hello my name is Tim I am an integrative counsellor and my goal is to help you thrive in life and move forward with achievable goals. I provide a safe space so you can explore your presenting issues and difficulties that you feel you are currently facing, by exploring parts of your life that may be contributing to how you are feeling, or work through worries and stresses with the goal to find more contentment in your future.
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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Paul Michael Daniel
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 20 years' experience of helping adults from all kinds of backgrounds with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship problems, life events such as redundancy or divorce and more. I am trained to work face to face with individual adults but I am also able to offer on-line video sessions using Zoom.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 20 years' experience of helping adults from all kinds of backgrounds with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship problems, life events such as redundancy or divorce and more. I am trained to work face to face with individual adults but I am also able to offer on-line video sessions using Zoom.
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Katrina Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Life is full of challenges, and we can all struggle to cope with the impact of difficult events or circumstances. Therapy can be a useful support in navigating tricky periods and can help people deal with distress in a way that minimises its impact on quality of life. I work with individuals in a collaborative way, using a process of formulation to develop a shared understanding of psychological difficulties. The direction and content of our work will depend on an individual’s personal goals for the future and can range from exploratory work to a more structured approach focusing on the development of self-management skills.
Life is full of challenges, and we can all struggle to cope with the impact of difficult events or circumstances. Therapy can be a useful support in navigating tricky periods and can help people deal with distress in a way that minimises its impact on quality of life. I work with individuals in a collaborative way, using a process of formulation to develop a shared understanding of psychological difficulties. The direction and content of our work will depend on an individual’s personal goals for the future and can range from exploratory work to a more structured approach focusing on the development of self-management skills.
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Moving Forward with Jenny
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Welcome.I offer counselling services to adults and young people. I also offer Lego therapy for children aged 5-12. Counselling is performed in a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to help clients feel comfortable, and to experience being really heard. Over time, people disconnect and struggle to find meaning in their lives. I can help people to deepen self-awareness and self-understanding so they can reconnect with themselves and others.
Welcome.I offer counselling services to adults and young people. I also offer Lego therapy for children aged 5-12. Counselling is performed in a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to help clients feel comfortable, and to experience being really heard. Over time, people disconnect and struggle to find meaning in their lives. I can help people to deepen self-awareness and self-understanding so they can reconnect with themselves and others.
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James Husband
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hi everyone, I have spent the last decade in the NHS, helping people with mental health difficulties. My very first placement was helping people in Learning disabilities and in CAMHS as an assistant psychologist. I then trained in CBT techniques in adult services, for a range of different difficulties. I have successfully treated people with Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Phobia, PTSD, Depression, Recurrent depression and Body Dysmorphic disorder. I then went on to specialise in treating PTSD and complex PTSD.
Hi everyone, I have spent the last decade in the NHS, helping people with mental health difficulties. My very first placement was helping people in Learning disabilities and in CAMHS as an assistant psychologist. I then trained in CBT techniques in adult services, for a range of different difficulties. I have successfully treated people with Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Phobia, PTSD, Depression, Recurrent depression and Body Dysmorphic disorder. I then went on to specialise in treating PTSD and complex PTSD.
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Dr Hannah Barnes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
13/06/24 - Availability on Monday afternoons - . If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
13/06/24 - Availability on Monday afternoons - . If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
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Victoria Morgan Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I am qualified and experienced in working with adults, teenagers and children. Life can be complex, presenting challenges like career stress, relationship issues, past trauma and personal development hurdles. In our sessions, I’ll work with you to navigate these complexities, providing a space for reflection, understanding, and growth.
I am qualified and experienced in working with adults, teenagers and children. Life can be complex, presenting challenges like career stress, relationship issues, past trauma and personal development hurdles. In our sessions, I’ll work with you to navigate these complexities, providing a space for reflection, understanding, and growth.
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Steven Pritchard
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I wonder what it feels like to find yourself here, looking for some kind of support? Maybe you are struggling to 'make sense' of what you've been experiencing in your life recently? Many of my clients inhabit a crowded yet empty world, in which they cannot easily 'hear' themselves, or feel that they are not 'understood' by those around them. Perhaps you feel a little like this too? My first hope as a counsellor is that working collaboratively you will feel both heard and understood - maybe for the first time. When this happens, we begin to develop the inner resources needed to discover and engage with who we truly are.
I wonder what it feels like to find yourself here, looking for some kind of support? Maybe you are struggling to 'make sense' of what you've been experiencing in your life recently? Many of my clients inhabit a crowded yet empty world, in which they cannot easily 'hear' themselves, or feel that they are not 'understood' by those around them. Perhaps you feel a little like this too? My first hope as a counsellor is that working collaboratively you will feel both heard and understood - maybe for the first time. When this happens, we begin to develop the inner resources needed to discover and engage with who we truly are.
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Joyce van Leendert
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I provide psychological treatment for people aged 18 and above, addressing a range of concerns such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive-compulsive issues and challenges in coping with physical ailments or chronic pain. I've got a special interest in working with high-performing entrepreneurs and professionals. Navigate work stress, enhance resilience and achieve balance in high-pressure environments.
I provide psychological treatment for people aged 18 and above, addressing a range of concerns such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive-compulsive issues and challenges in coping with physical ailments or chronic pain. I've got a special interest in working with high-performing entrepreneurs and professionals. Navigate work stress, enhance resilience and achieve balance in high-pressure environments.
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Susannah Newell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL53
Hello. As an experienced psychotherapist, I can help you manage current life challenges like sudden changes or losses; anxiety; relationship issues; bereavement; loneliness; parenthood; depression or past experiences intruding on your present. Sometimes clients come with a more general sense of unfulfilment or want to know themselves better. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to share your load, rather than carrying it alone. Psychotherapy offers vital connection, support and opportunity to work things through with an empathic, trained professional totally unconnected to your life.
Hello. As an experienced psychotherapist, I can help you manage current life challenges like sudden changes or losses; anxiety; relationship issues; bereavement; loneliness; parenthood; depression or past experiences intruding on your present. Sometimes clients come with a more general sense of unfulfilment or want to know themselves better. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to share your load, rather than carrying it alone. Psychotherapy offers vital connection, support and opportunity to work things through with an empathic, trained professional totally unconnected to your life.
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Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
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Emma johnsey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
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Come Alongside
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL53
My aim is to help you understand why you suffer from symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger and low self-worth; why you might find situations difficult to navigate; why you might find life simply overwhelming and how all these factors affect your attitudes, self-beliefs, behaviour and relationships. I am committed to coming alongside every client; respecting each individual, their experiences and choices. I seek to help clients better understand themselves and find the rest, freedom and opportunities that arise out of this understanding.
My aim is to help you understand why you suffer from symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger and low self-worth; why you might find situations difficult to navigate; why you might find life simply overwhelming and how all these factors affect your attitudes, self-beliefs, behaviour and relationships. I am committed to coming alongside every client; respecting each individual, their experiences and choices. I seek to help clients better understand themselves and find the rest, freedom and opportunities that arise out of this understanding.
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
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Chris Matcham
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
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Jen Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
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Julie Ingram
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
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Sarah Jones
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Are you ready to to look beneath the label of your condition to what underlies it? Whether anxious, depressed, stressed, having difficulties in relationships, fighting addictions, suffering from trauma, underneath the label is a part of us that is vital and vulnerable, a part that is strong and protective and a part that is wise and kind. Working with these parts, with their needs, their perspectives and their strengths brings new wholeness. Anxiety is managed, depression is lifted, addictions are curbed, relationships and stress are better understood and managed.
Are you ready to to look beneath the label of your condition to what underlies it? Whether anxious, depressed, stressed, having difficulties in relationships, fighting addictions, suffering from trauma, underneath the label is a part of us that is vital and vulnerable, a part that is strong and protective and a part that is wise and kind. Working with these parts, with their needs, their perspectives and their strengths brings new wholeness. Anxiety is managed, depression is lifted, addictions are curbed, relationships and stress are better understood and managed.
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Gráinne Ní Fhatharta
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hey there I'm Gráinne, (pronounced Grawyna) and I'm a coaching psychologist, I support my clients recover, rebuild and transform after difficult relationships. This can be a difficult break up with a partner, or if you have encountered toxic individuals who have made your life difficult at work, and even managing challenging family members. First let me say that I am passionate about working with you to transform your life, feel peace and tranquility and most importantly start your journey to your best life. It all starts here, drop me a direct message here or email. Go ahead, take the first step to your best life!
Hey there I'm Gráinne, (pronounced Grawyna) and I'm a coaching psychologist, I support my clients recover, rebuild and transform after difficult relationships. This can be a difficult break up with a partner, or if you have encountered toxic individuals who have made your life difficult at work, and even managing challenging family members. First let me say that I am passionate about working with you to transform your life, feel peace and tranquility and most importantly start your journey to your best life. It all starts here, drop me a direct message here or email. Go ahead, take the first step to your best life!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cheltenham

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cheltenham who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
70% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
54% AXA PPP
51% WPA

How Counsellors in Cheltenham see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cheltenham?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Therapist Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Therapist Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.