Counselling in Lurgan

Photo of Dr Sarah Downing, Psychologist in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Dr Sarah Downing
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Lurgan BT67
My approach is informed by using the evidence base, integrating multiple therapeutic models and your own preferences and expertise. Based on the information you provide we will devise a collaborative psychological understanding of your difficulties and a goal focused treatment plan to help you move forward in your life. Most people could benefit from a safe and reliable space to talk and feel seen and heard no matter what difficulties you are facing.
My approach is informed by using the evidence base, integrating multiple therapeutic models and your own preferences and expertise. Based on the information you provide we will devise a collaborative psychological understanding of your difficulties and a goal focused treatment plan to help you move forward in your life. Most people could benefit from a safe and reliable space to talk and feel seen and heard no matter what difficulties you are facing.
028 9124 8986 View 028 9124 8986
Photo of Karen Moore, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Karen Moore
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lurgan BT66
Let's face it, life can be a struggle. As we do our best to navigate our way through there are times when we come to the end of our own resources. It's ok to ask for help and that might be very thing that gives you a different perspective on your situation. Your circumstances may not change but how you think about them can. You don't have to be in a crisis to benefit from counselling. You may feel that your life is not as you expected it to be. Counselling can give you the space to visualise your dreams and understand the parts that have been holding you back from living your best life.
Let's face it, life can be a struggle. As we do our best to navigate our way through there are times when we come to the end of our own resources. It's ok to ask for help and that might be very thing that gives you a different perspective on your situation. Your circumstances may not change but how you think about them can. You don't have to be in a crisis to benefit from counselling. You may feel that your life is not as you expected it to be. Counselling can give you the space to visualise your dreams and understand the parts that have been holding you back from living your best life.
07445 863035 View 07445 863035
Photo of Deborah Kinkead, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Deborah Kinkead
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lurgan BT67
Many thanks for choosing to look at my profile. My name is Deborah and I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Integrative Therapist. have been working with clients for several years now and have had the privilege of seeing many people improve their quality of life through counselling. I have been working with young people and adults since 2011 and have a wide range of experience in dealing with many issues such as abuse, addiction, anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, unemployment, and many more. Please refer to the bottom of this page to view a fuller list.
Many thanks for choosing to look at my profile. My name is Deborah and I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Integrative Therapist. have been working with clients for several years now and have had the privilege of seeing many people improve their quality of life through counselling. I have been working with young people and adults since 2011 and have a wide range of experience in dealing with many issues such as abuse, addiction, anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, unemployment, and many more. Please refer to the bottom of this page to view a fuller list.
07476 561402 View 07476 561402
Photo of Christine Irwin, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Christine Irwin
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Lurgan BT66
I am a counsellor registered with the BACP. I have a degree in Counseling as well as a further degree in Psychological Trauma from Queens University, Belfast. I have spent the last three years working privately and previous to that as a trauma therapist with the Belfast Trust; this included working primarily with trauma and symptoms of panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cognition and behavioural issues. As an integrative therapist I use a range of techniques to suit the clients particular needs.
I am a counsellor registered with the BACP. I have a degree in Counseling as well as a further degree in Psychological Trauma from Queens University, Belfast. I have spent the last three years working privately and previous to that as a trauma therapist with the Belfast Trust; this included working primarily with trauma and symptoms of panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cognition and behavioural issues. As an integrative therapist I use a range of techniques to suit the clients particular needs.
028 9692 8892 View 028 9692 8892
Photo of Karen Lavery, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Karen Lavery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lurgan BT66
I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of BACP. I have substantial experience working with young people and adults. My approach is integrative so I can tailor the service specifically for individual clients. I have experience working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, depression, low mood, bereavement, relationship issues, low self esteem and self harm.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of BACP. I have substantial experience working with young people and adults. My approach is integrative so I can tailor the service specifically for individual clients. I have experience working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, depression, low mood, bereavement, relationship issues, low self esteem and self harm.
028 9694 3377 View 028 9694 3377
Joan Cummings
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lurgan BT66
Life can throw many challenges and sometimes we can get a bit stuck and not sure what to do to change the situation. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help but seeking some help is the first step to improving your situation.. Sometimes it is easier talking to someone out side your family circle or friendship group about an issue that is causing you or your family distress and instead to talk to a professional therapist I offer a free 15 minute consultation if you are unsure if talking therapy can help. Therapy can help build self esteem, reduce anxiety , improve relationships with family and peers .
Life can throw many challenges and sometimes we can get a bit stuck and not sure what to do to change the situation. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help but seeking some help is the first step to improving your situation.. Sometimes it is easier talking to someone out side your family circle or friendship group about an issue that is causing you or your family distress and instead to talk to a professional therapist I offer a free 15 minute consultation if you are unsure if talking therapy can help. Therapy can help build self esteem, reduce anxiety , improve relationships with family and peers .
028 9124 3044 View 028 9124 3044
Photo of Catriona Walsh, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Catriona Walsh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lurgan BT66
I am a professional qualified counsellor centred in Portadown, Craigavon and Armagh (ABC) area. My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment. I work with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress, social anxiety, trauma, working with anger issues, panic disorder, low self-esteem, low self confidence and suicidal ideation. I also specialise in working with clients with Epilepsy, from my own personal experience of living with epilepsy within the family I can help you find ways to apply coping strategies, develop self awareness and set goals for your future.
I am a professional qualified counsellor centred in Portadown, Craigavon and Armagh (ABC) area. My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment. I work with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress, social anxiety, trauma, working with anger issues, panic disorder, low self-esteem, low self confidence and suicidal ideation. I also specialise in working with clients with Epilepsy, from my own personal experience of living with epilepsy within the family I can help you find ways to apply coping strategies, develop self awareness and set goals for your future.
07723 447703 View 07723 447703
Photo of Majella Connolly, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Majella Connolly
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Lurgan BT66
Challenging experiences can happen to anyone at any time in their lives which can impact physically & emotionally immediately or weeks, months and even years later. Counselling can help clients work through this. As an Integrative Counsellor, I counsel individual children from age 8 years, teens, adults & elders for issues around addiction, adjustment, anxiety, depression (including suicidal ideation), family-related difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, post diagnosis of health conditions/disability of you or your relative, pregnancy-related issues (including loss), sadness, shame & trauma. I also offer couples counselling.
Challenging experiences can happen to anyone at any time in their lives which can impact physically & emotionally immediately or weeks, months and even years later. Counselling can help clients work through this. As an Integrative Counsellor, I counsel individual children from age 8 years, teens, adults & elders for issues around addiction, adjustment, anxiety, depression (including suicidal ideation), family-related difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, post diagnosis of health conditions/disability of you or your relative, pregnancy-related issues (including loss), sadness, shame & trauma. I also offer couples counselling.
028 3829 8067 View 028 3829 8067
Photo of Caroline Armstrong, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Caroline Armstrong
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Lurgan BT66
In the process of counselling,we will engage in a form of talking therapy. As a counsellor,I am fully committed to offering a confidential service,with a strong focus on you and your needs. Through training and experience, I have gained knowledge and skills in working with: anxiety, depression,panic disorder, social anxiety, bereavement,anger, relationship issues, miscarriage, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders,sleep problems, Christian counseling.
In the process of counselling,we will engage in a form of talking therapy. As a counsellor,I am fully committed to offering a confidential service,with a strong focus on you and your needs. Through training and experience, I have gained knowledge and skills in working with: anxiety, depression,panic disorder, social anxiety, bereavement,anger, relationship issues, miscarriage, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders,sleep problems, Christian counseling.
07809 211001 View 07809 211001
Photo of Roisin McKernan, Psychotherapist in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Roisin McKernan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Lurgan BT66
I have a wealth of experience in working with both adults and post primary school children/adolescents. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including issues from childhood), bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues and others. My role is to truly listen without judgment and with empathy and understanding. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you to allow you to you feel relaxed and safe, in a place where you can explore your issues at your own pace. Everyone has the ability within themselves to find a sense of well-being, and with my support and expertise you can do that.
I have a wealth of experience in working with both adults and post primary school children/adolescents. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including issues from childhood), bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues and others. My role is to truly listen without judgment and with empathy and understanding. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you to allow you to you feel relaxed and safe, in a place where you can explore your issues at your own pace. Everyone has the ability within themselves to find a sense of well-being, and with my support and expertise you can do that.
07480 790278 View 07480 790278

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Pj Toal, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Pj Toal
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Craigavon BT63
As an integrative Counsellor I draw on elements of different perspectives and provide a unique therapy which can be adapted to suit a client's needs. I use the insights and techniques of Relatinal Therapy, Humanistic Counselling, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and work towards a new and happier sense of self. The first step of the process is taking the first courageous step to seek therapy. Call or text me to arrange an appointment. Mobile:07470371344 Email:counsellorpj@gmail.com
As an integrative Counsellor I draw on elements of different perspectives and provide a unique therapy which can be adapted to suit a client's needs. I use the insights and techniques of Relatinal Therapy, Humanistic Counselling, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and work towards a new and happier sense of self. The first step of the process is taking the first courageous step to seek therapy. Call or text me to arrange an appointment. Mobile:07470371344 Email:counsellorpj@gmail.com
07480 488450 View 07480 488450
Photo of Elaine Bell, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Elaine Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Craigavon BT64  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
Hello I'm Elaine. I started my counselling training in 2012. I am an integrative counsellor. Being integrative means I tailor the approach of counselling to what works best for you. Approaches that I use are Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT. Sometimes we will used an approach on its own or have a combination of a few. My experience comes from working as a crisis counsellor in the areas of trauma, bereavement, self harm and domestic abuse. I have a keen interest in working with trauma and have completed an (Hons) Degree using trauma research which I integrate into my work. All communities of people are welcome.
028 9124 1036 View 028 9124 1036
Photo of Eleanor Elizabeth McCartney, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Eleanor Elizabeth McCartney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Banbridge BT32
Counselling is a talking therapy which can enable you to come to your own conclusions and take your own decisions in life. I can help you achieve that. Counsellors recognize that no two human beings are alike or have the same experiences so therapy can be tailored to an individual need. I work with a wide range of different clients but feel my expertise lies in Anxiety/depression, relationship, mental health issues and bereavement and loss. So if you want a listening ear and a friendly face I am here and remember, "We fall, we break, we fail, but then we rise, we heal and we overcome".
Counselling is a talking therapy which can enable you to come to your own conclusions and take your own decisions in life. I can help you achieve that. Counsellors recognize that no two human beings are alike or have the same experiences so therapy can be tailored to an individual need. I work with a wide range of different clients but feel my expertise lies in Anxiety/depression, relationship, mental health issues and bereavement and loss. So if you want a listening ear and a friendly face I am here and remember, "We fall, we break, we fail, but then we rise, we heal and we overcome".
07723 461758 View 07723 461758
Joanne Mckenna
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dromore BT25
I have been a counsellor for 13 years. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, self-harming behaviours, Trauma and PTSD. I have worked in crisis management with clients with various presenting issues including, abuse, addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown and other mental health issues. I provide individual and couple counselling in a private and professional space. I have qualifications in EMDR,CBT, relationship therapy and solution focussed therapy. I also provide clinical supervision. I provide a bespoke counselling service as I tailor therapy to the clients needs.
I have been a counsellor for 13 years. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, self-harming behaviours, Trauma and PTSD. I have worked in crisis management with clients with various presenting issues including, abuse, addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown and other mental health issues. I provide individual and couple counselling in a private and professional space. I have qualifications in EMDR,CBT, relationship therapy and solution focussed therapy. I also provide clinical supervision. I provide a bespoke counselling service as I tailor therapy to the clients needs.
07723 496954 View 07723 496954
Photo of Alison Chesney, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Alison Chesney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Scarva BT63
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist with many years experience working with clients of all ages. I have also undertaken specialist training in counselling children and adolescents. I have experience in working therapeutically with a wide range of difficulties including; anxiety and panic disorder, self harm, suicidal ideation, low self esteem, family difficulties, relationship problems and many more. I provide therapy in a safe and supportive environment in which the client can explore the issues which are causing difficulty.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist with many years experience working with clients of all ages. I have also undertaken specialist training in counselling children and adolescents. I have experience in working therapeutically with a wide range of difficulties including; anxiety and panic disorder, self harm, suicidal ideation, low self esteem, family difficulties, relationship problems and many more. I provide therapy in a safe and supportive environment in which the client can explore the issues which are causing difficulty.
07480 488525 View 07480 488525
Eunan Duffy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Craigavon BT64
Building trusting rapport for a strong therapeutic relationship emboldened by important use of core conditions is critical to establishing client needs based on presenting and potential issues. Identifying realistic goals and objectives, assessing then working in co-design to prepare for and facilitate change, tailoring process and approach with bespoke tools and techniques using integrative/pluralist methodology to the individual is key to the process and outcome in equal importance. Empowerment, agency, autonomy, self-belief, confidence, growth, self-determination need to be rekindled and developed to best macro levels.
Building trusting rapport for a strong therapeutic relationship emboldened by important use of core conditions is critical to establishing client needs based on presenting and potential issues. Identifying realistic goals and objectives, assessing then working in co-design to prepare for and facilitate change, tailoring process and approach with bespoke tools and techniques using integrative/pluralist methodology to the individual is key to the process and outcome in equal importance. Empowerment, agency, autonomy, self-belief, confidence, growth, self-determination need to be rekindled and developed to best macro levels.
028 3829 4779 View 028 3829 4779
Photo of Michael O'Neill, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Michael O'Neill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Craigavon BT64
I have experience working with clients with various issues, I particularly enjoy working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma and relationship issues. I have found great satisfaction working with men's issues and sexuality I have lots of experience working with men and women in their late teens to early 40s. Clients are normally nervous coming to counselling and I endeavour to create a non-judmental and relaxed environment for you to explore your issues and find solutions that suit you and your lifestyle best.
I have experience working with clients with various issues, I particularly enjoy working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma and relationship issues. I have found great satisfaction working with men's issues and sexuality I have lots of experience working with men and women in their late teens to early 40s. Clients are normally nervous coming to counselling and I endeavour to create a non-judmental and relaxed environment for you to explore your issues and find solutions that suit you and your lifestyle best.
07401 714792 View 07401 714792
Photo of Christine Mc Nally Coyle, Psychotherapist in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Christine Mc Nally Coyle
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Portadown BT62
I really enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working with clients presenting with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I particularly enjoy working with women suffering from low self-worth. I realise how daunting coming to counsellimg may be, and so I offer a warm, safe, non-judgenental and confidential environment where we can work together to improve your lifestyle and mental health.
I really enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working with clients presenting with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I particularly enjoy working with women suffering from low self-worth. I realise how daunting coming to counsellimg may be, and so I offer a warm, safe, non-judgenental and confidential environment where we can work together to improve your lifestyle and mental health.
07401 285672 View 07401 285672
Photo of Yasmin O'Keeffe Therapy, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Yasmin O'Keeffe Therapy
Counsellor
Verified
Banbridge BT32
So you've lost someone close to you recently and it's completely shattered your life and BROKEN your heart and you feel like you will never get out of this darkness ever again. Or you are going through a toxic breakup or divorce and it is like it's World War 3 inside your head and those racing thoughts just won't stop coming. You feel like you're spiralling out of control because you feel like you have NO control over anything and its terrifying. You are juggling a MILLION and one things - you are stressing about work because you need time off but there's deadlines to meet and you need to keep working financially. Sound like you?
So you've lost someone close to you recently and it's completely shattered your life and BROKEN your heart and you feel like you will never get out of this darkness ever again. Or you are going through a toxic breakup or divorce and it is like it's World War 3 inside your head and those racing thoughts just won't stop coming. You feel like you're spiralling out of control because you feel like you have NO control over anything and its terrifying. You are juggling a MILLION and one things - you are stressing about work because you need time off but there's deadlines to meet and you need to keep working financially. Sound like you?
028 9694 3689 View 028 9694 3689
Photo of Heal To Wellness, Counsellor in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Heal To Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Craigavon BT64
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
028 9694 3198 View 028 9694 3198

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lurgan

10+

Average cost per session

£47

Counsellors in Lurgan who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
90% Depression
90% Self Esteem
90% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% WPA
50% Other
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Lurgan see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lurgan?

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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.