Counselling in M21

Photo of Becky Blacka, Counsellor in M21, England
Becky Blacka
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
We accumulate ways of being in the world that supported us in the past but, perhaps, don’t serve us now. This may be held in our bodies, thoughts, emotions, and the way that we relate to ourself and others. Therapy is a process of exploring this together with a balance of safety and challenge. I have experienced personally and with others how this can facilitate deepening self awareness, processing old wounds, and living more authentically. I am warm and openminded, and I am committed to being honest because I believe that it is paramount to enabling trust to develop. I meet you as my genuine self, rather than in ‘role’.
We accumulate ways of being in the world that supported us in the past but, perhaps, don’t serve us now. This may be held in our bodies, thoughts, emotions, and the way that we relate to ourself and others. Therapy is a process of exploring this together with a balance of safety and challenge. I have experienced personally and with others how this can facilitate deepening self awareness, processing old wounds, and living more authentically. I am warm and openminded, and I am committed to being honest because I believe that it is paramount to enabling trust to develop. I meet you as my genuine self, rather than in ‘role’.
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Darren Good
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
What if you accepted every part of yourself, even those you hide from the world? What might be possible? Modern life can be challenging, with its demands, expectations and technology, but self-discovery can lead to learning, growth and a greater sense of ease. I can be your calm companion as you explore the areas of life that need attention, helping you connect with others and feel more belonging. My approach is person-centred and acknowledges how childhood experiences shape our adulthood, so that therapy will partly involve coming to terms with the past and how it affects the present.
What if you accepted every part of yourself, even those you hide from the world? What might be possible? Modern life can be challenging, with its demands, expectations and technology, but self-discovery can lead to learning, growth and a greater sense of ease. I can be your calm companion as you explore the areas of life that need attention, helping you connect with others and feel more belonging. My approach is person-centred and acknowledges how childhood experiences shape our adulthood, so that therapy will partly involve coming to terms with the past and how it affects the present.
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Jacquie Campbell Psychotherapy & Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
X I am not currently accepting new clients X Are you struggling with anxiety due to loss, relationships, work or coming to terms with episodes from your past? Maybe you want to explore why you behave, think or feel as you do, which can lead to positive change or self-acceptance. Have you kept worries to yourself for a while, not sleeping and not sharing how you really feel because you’re frightened that people won’t understand or that you’ll be a burden?
X I am not currently accepting new clients X Are you struggling with anxiety due to loss, relationships, work or coming to terms with episodes from your past? Maybe you want to explore why you behave, think or feel as you do, which can lead to positive change or self-acceptance. Have you kept worries to yourself for a while, not sleeping and not sharing how you really feel because you’re frightened that people won’t understand or that you’ll be a burden?
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Faryal Khan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Person Centered therapy helps bring your own feelings to the surface and it gives you a safe space to offload anything you may be carrying. It allows you to explore your own feelings and understand yourself better, leading you to become more self-aware and empowering you to explore your own thoughts and behaviours. The aim is for you to see that you had the power to work through your difficulties all along, that your opinion matters and that you know what is best for you. PCT a non-directive therapy, it is about establishing a trusting, genuine, therapeutic relationship where empathy and a non-judgmental approach is offered.
Person Centered therapy helps bring your own feelings to the surface and it gives you a safe space to offload anything you may be carrying. It allows you to explore your own feelings and understand yourself better, leading you to become more self-aware and empowering you to explore your own thoughts and behaviours. The aim is for you to see that you had the power to work through your difficulties all along, that your opinion matters and that you know what is best for you. PCT a non-directive therapy, it is about establishing a trusting, genuine, therapeutic relationship where empathy and a non-judgmental approach is offered.
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Neil Hewson - Sports & Performance Therapist
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
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Chloe Brew Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Self-criticism can feel like it’s on a painful, repeating loop. You might find you are telling yourself that you are not good enough, or boring, ugly or fat. Far from motivating you, it’s my belief that punishing yourself in this way actually limits your choices and actions and keeps you stuck. Quite simply, talking to yourself in a mean way doesn’t get you anywhere. Talking to another person, and opening up about this habit can really help.
Self-criticism can feel like it’s on a painful, repeating loop. You might find you are telling yourself that you are not good enough, or boring, ugly or fat. Far from motivating you, it’s my belief that punishing yourself in this way actually limits your choices and actions and keeps you stuck. Quite simply, talking to yourself in a mean way doesn’t get you anywhere. Talking to another person, and opening up about this habit can really help.
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Photo of Behnam Abdevand, Psychotherapist in M21, England
Behnam Abdevand
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you having arguments, conflicts, miscommunication or no communication at all, etc. in your relationship? It's perfectly normal, these are what I deal with everyday, and I help couples to talk and communicate to each other in a different way. I use Imago Relationship Therapy with couples which helps you to improve your relationships and become closer to your partner. My role as an Imago therapist is to teach, support and guide you through the Imago Dialogue to deepen your communication and to make a good connection with each other.
Are you having arguments, conflicts, miscommunication or no communication at all, etc. in your relationship? It's perfectly normal, these are what I deal with everyday, and I help couples to talk and communicate to each other in a different way. I use Imago Relationship Therapy with couples which helps you to improve your relationships and become closer to your partner. My role as an Imago therapist is to teach, support and guide you through the Imago Dialogue to deepen your communication and to make a good connection with each other.
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Howie Martinez: Psychotherapy & Counselling
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be hard, and sometimes the struggle to make sense of your feelings can seem overwhelming. This is ok. You may be at a point in your life when you feel stuck, and unable to move on, and don't know what to do. This is absolutely ok. You may feel that your life could improve and that you could live it more fully. Definitely ok. You may have noticed you keep repeating unhelpful behaviour patterns. This is ok, too.
Life can be hard, and sometimes the struggle to make sense of your feelings can seem overwhelming. This is ok. You may be at a point in your life when you feel stuck, and unable to move on, and don't know what to do. This is absolutely ok. You may feel that your life could improve and that you could live it more fully. Definitely ok. You may have noticed you keep repeating unhelpful behaviour patterns. This is ok, too.
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Rebecca Maxwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or worried about something that is happening in your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your emotions and experiences, whatever these may be! As everyone is different, with unique ways of exploring how they are thinking and feeling, I offer sessions that reflect this, tailoring them to best support you. I have helped clients of all ages who are dealing with many different life issues, including anxiety, low-mood, self-confidence, and relationship troubles. I have extensive experience in working with neurodiverse clients or people seeking or waiting for diagnoses.
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or worried about something that is happening in your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your emotions and experiences, whatever these may be! As everyone is different, with unique ways of exploring how they are thinking and feeling, I offer sessions that reflect this, tailoring them to best support you. I have helped clients of all ages who are dealing with many different life issues, including anxiety, low-mood, self-confidence, and relationship troubles. I have extensive experience in working with neurodiverse clients or people seeking or waiting for diagnoses.
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Cheryl Edwards
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Hello, I’m Cheryl and we will work together to help you feel more like your real self. I can help you make sense of and deal with life, whether you feel depressed, anxious or alone, stressed at work or are struggling with relationships, divorce or bereavement. Maybe there isn't anything specific wrong right now but you need time, space and another perspective to recharge your batteries. Your experience of the world is unique to you and we will explore it in a way that suits you. There will be rewarding and fun moments too and I'll be sure to go at your pace.
Hello, I’m Cheryl and we will work together to help you feel more like your real self. I can help you make sense of and deal with life, whether you feel depressed, anxious or alone, stressed at work or are struggling with relationships, divorce or bereavement. Maybe there isn't anything specific wrong right now but you need time, space and another perspective to recharge your batteries. Your experience of the world is unique to you and we will explore it in a way that suits you. There will be rewarding and fun moments too and I'll be sure to go at your pace.
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Photo of Janet Fengeros, Psychotherapist in M21, England
Janet Fengeros
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or feeling confused that life, and relationships aren't turning out how you expected. We all find ourselves repeating unhelpful or painful patterns of behaviour sometimes, and feel unable to change them. In therapy these patterns are uncovered and you can learn how to change them to be a new, healthier and happier you, to enjoy a fuller life and healthier relationships. If you have not had therapy before give it a try. Everyone can benefit from therapy and improve their quality of life so don't hesitate to take the first step
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or feeling confused that life, and relationships aren't turning out how you expected. We all find ourselves repeating unhelpful or painful patterns of behaviour sometimes, and feel unable to change them. In therapy these patterns are uncovered and you can learn how to change them to be a new, healthier and happier you, to enjoy a fuller life and healthier relationships. If you have not had therapy before give it a try. Everyone can benefit from therapy and improve their quality of life so don't hesitate to take the first step
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Photo of Lila Devaney-Khodja, Psychotherapist in M21, England
Lila Devaney-Khodja
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I offer face-to-face, telephone and online support with a range of issues such as relationship struggles, anxiety, depression and low mood, low self-esteem, big life changes, loss and bereavement, stress, work-life balance, trauma - to name a few. I also offer therapy sessions outside where we can talk whilst walking in nearby natural spaces. My core training is in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, which provides practical approaches to understanding ourselves in relation to the situations we find ourselves in - so there is some emphasis on self-exploration.
I offer face-to-face, telephone and online support with a range of issues such as relationship struggles, anxiety, depression and low mood, low self-esteem, big life changes, loss and bereavement, stress, work-life balance, trauma - to name a few. I also offer therapy sessions outside where we can talk whilst walking in nearby natural spaces. My core training is in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, which provides practical approaches to understanding ourselves in relation to the situations we find ourselves in - so there is some emphasis on self-exploration.
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Photo of Delphine Renard, Psychologist in M21, England
Delphine Renard
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Life is not always easy. We can experiment difficulties, stressful events, and distressing or traumatic experiences. This can plunge us into questions, fears, stress, panic, or intense emotional distress and distance us from ourselves, our balance, and our general well-being. Having your own space to be listened to, supported, guided, encouraged, and reassured would allow you (among other things) to take a step back, put meaning and words in order to overcome traumatic experiences, (re)learn to take care of yourself and others gently, find peace of mind.
Life is not always easy. We can experiment difficulties, stressful events, and distressing or traumatic experiences. This can plunge us into questions, fears, stress, panic, or intense emotional distress and distance us from ourselves, our balance, and our general well-being. Having your own space to be listened to, supported, guided, encouraged, and reassured would allow you (among other things) to take a step back, put meaning and words in order to overcome traumatic experiences, (re)learn to take care of yourself and others gently, find peace of mind.
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Altogether Human CIC - Dr Gemma Parker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I'm Gemma. I'm a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with families and wider systems around people. I work with couples, and parents who are struggling with the behaviour of their children, particularly aggression or other risky behaviours. I also work with couples who are experiencing significant levels of conflict and harmful or abusive behaviour. Sometimes, my work is with parents who have separated and are trying to work out how to reduce the impact of this separation on their children, or repair or reconstruct relationships that have become strained or distant.
I'm Gemma. I'm a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with families and wider systems around people. I work with couples, and parents who are struggling with the behaviour of their children, particularly aggression or other risky behaviours. I also work with couples who are experiencing significant levels of conflict and harmful or abusive behaviour. Sometimes, my work is with parents who have separated and are trying to work out how to reduce the impact of this separation on their children, or repair or reconstruct relationships that have become strained or distant.
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Jamie Longson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jamie and I provide both short and long term counselling via face to face, telephone or online. I have extensive training and experience in helping people through their difficulties. I am passionate to provide my clients the best service by being dedicated to continuing my learning and professional development.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jamie and I provide both short and long term counselling via face to face, telephone or online. I have extensive training and experience in helping people through their difficulties. I am passionate to provide my clients the best service by being dedicated to continuing my learning and professional development.
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Adele King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
If you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or having stress in your relationships, daily life can seem very hard. Low mood and sadness could leave you feeling lonely or even isolated. Perhaps you find yourself putting on a pretence that everything is okay, when the reality is very different. You might be unclear about what is troubling you. As an experienced counsellor, I provide affordable therapy in a confidential, safe environment, helping you make sense of how you’re feeling. Counselling can also give you practical ways of coping; I will work at your pace during sessions so that you feel truly heard and accepted, not judged.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or having stress in your relationships, daily life can seem very hard. Low mood and sadness could leave you feeling lonely or even isolated. Perhaps you find yourself putting on a pretence that everything is okay, when the reality is very different. You might be unclear about what is troubling you. As an experienced counsellor, I provide affordable therapy in a confidential, safe environment, helping you make sense of how you’re feeling. Counselling can also give you practical ways of coping; I will work at your pace during sessions so that you feel truly heard and accepted, not judged.
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Teresa Man
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a counsellor to help you with depression or anxiety or you are struggling with any past traumatic events, I hope you can try working with me. I am an Integrative Counsellor and have worked with Individuals, couples and families for over 12 years, in Canada, Hong Kong and UK. I am always excited to see my clients being fully transformed within two months and they often see my therapy for them as a life changing experience. My recent practice has a trauma informed element when needed. I work with Guided Imagery to help my clients to gain insights of why they may be triggered in the now which might limit them.
If you are looking for a counsellor to help you with depression or anxiety or you are struggling with any past traumatic events, I hope you can try working with me. I am an Integrative Counsellor and have worked with Individuals, couples and families for over 12 years, in Canada, Hong Kong and UK. I am always excited to see my clients being fully transformed within two months and they often see my therapy for them as a life changing experience. My recent practice has a trauma informed element when needed. I work with Guided Imagery to help my clients to gain insights of why they may be triggered in the now which might limit them.
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PG Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel overwhelmed? Stuck? Overly anxious? Looking for a healthier work/life balance? I work with individuals on a whole range of different issues, such as anxiety, low mood, stress, relationship issues, and unhealthy patterns of behaviour. People turn to therapy, usually, when they find that they are stuck: either not knowing what to do next, or how to get out of unhelpful repetitive situations.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Stuck? Overly anxious? Looking for a healthier work/life balance? I work with individuals on a whole range of different issues, such as anxiety, low mood, stress, relationship issues, and unhealthy patterns of behaviour. People turn to therapy, usually, when they find that they are stuck: either not knowing what to do next, or how to get out of unhelpful repetitive situations.
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Yasmin Dewan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
With my brother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia nearly 30 years ago, I have personal experience of the family sacrifices and struggles related to the pain and stigma of mental illness. Having since, committing my life to the improvement of people’s emotional fitness and mental resilience, with support from organisations such as SANE and MIND, my own journey has allowed me to discover the true benefits of therapy first-hand. Personal therapy is proving invaluable for people to manage certain difficult or crisis situations in their lives and so transform their problems into major opportunities for personal growth.
With my brother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia nearly 30 years ago, I have personal experience of the family sacrifices and struggles related to the pain and stigma of mental illness. Having since, committing my life to the improvement of people’s emotional fitness and mental resilience, with support from organisations such as SANE and MIND, my own journey has allowed me to discover the true benefits of therapy first-hand. Personal therapy is proving invaluable for people to manage certain difficult or crisis situations in their lives and so transform their problems into major opportunities for personal growth.
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Photo of Simon Bentall, Counsellor in M21, England
Simon Bentall
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I have been practicing as a full-time Counsellor since 2002. I have worked in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of clients from young children to couples. I work as a Client Centred therapist helping clients find ways to live a more fulfilling life. Helping clients find out who they are, not who they are trying or feel they ought to be. I do a lot of work with children, students and young adults. I have also, since 2003, done short term EAP work in my private practice for a local housing association.
I have been practicing as a full-time Counsellor since 2002. I have worked in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of clients from young children to couples. I work as a Client Centred therapist helping clients find ways to live a more fulfilling life. Helping clients find out who they are, not who they are trying or feel they ought to be. I do a lot of work with children, students and young adults. I have also, since 2003, done short term EAP work in my private practice for a local housing association.
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Number of Counsellors in M21

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in M21 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
65% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
52% Vitality

How Counsellors in M21 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
32% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M21?

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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology 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 Psychology 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.