How to make an appointment
There are two kinds of initial appointments that you can book:
Reception Interviews are used to discuss how a series of counselling sessions might help. They last 30-minutes, and a member of the staff team will think with you about whether or not might benefit from counselling as well as discussing other resources that are available.
If you come for individual counselling you will normally be seen for up to 6 sessions, each lasting 50 minutes, on a weekly basis. Your counsellor will probably not be the same one you see for the Reception Interview, but will the the one who sees you once your regular sessions start.
We aim to keep the wait between the Reception Interview and First Appointment for Counselling as short as possible but the waiting time depends on the level of demand for our services.
Drop-In appointments can be used for a one-off 20-30 minute appointment with a counsellor to discuss anything that's troubling you. These appointments can only be booked up to one working day in advance.
You do not need to complete any additional forms before you attend a Drop-In appointment.
If it seems that some ongoing counselling might be appropriate, you would be able to book a Reception Interview to discuss this further and review your options.
Both kinds of appointments can be booked on-line using Sussex Direct
Sussex Direct/Study/Counselling/Reception Interview
or by calling in to Reception
Opening hours:Monday - Friday 9.00 - 13.00. 14.00 - 17.00
01273 678156 during office hours (or leave a message on our confidential 24-hour answer phone)