What is counselling Children's Counselling FAQs How long do sessions last and how many sessions will my child receive? We will offer an assessment for your child. We complete this assessment with the parent/ carer usually over the telephone. Assessment appointments take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete. We will then offer six group therapy sessions. These take place weekly at the same time, in the same venue. In some instances, children are offered one-to-one therapy. The assessment appointment takes place as above and then we offer 3 initial therapy sessions. During this time, we will see how a child engages. If a child is attending and progressing well, we will offer three more sessions. We have strict rules about missed appointments. Many children approach Listening Ear for help and so it is important that all appointments are attended.