How will Counselling help me?
A Counsellor aims to help you to gain a perspective about whatever is troubling you. Counselling is there to help you to understand and accept yourself, to change your behaviour to that which is more productive for you, and to help you move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be.
Is it confidential?
The trust between client and Counsellor is crucial. I treat all infomation disclosed as confidential, following the guidelines laid down by the BACP.
How many appointments will I need?
It can be quite difficult when beginning Counselling to project exactly how many, or how few, sessions you may require. It is usually recommended we start with 6 weekly, or fortnightly, 50 minute sessions. At the end of Session 5 we can jointly assess progress and decide what further action, if any, may be needed.
What are your fees?
Monday-Friday between 9am-5.00pm £45 for 50 minutes
Evening appointments 5.00pm-9pm £60 for 50 minutes
Saturday 9am-1pm £60 for 50 minutes
There are a limited number of low-cost sessions available during the day (Monday-Friday 9-4), please discuss this with me when contacting.
How do I begin?
You have already taken the first step by recognising that there are aspects of your life you wish to address. When contacting me, we can arrange an initial consultation to discuss your issues and to see whether you would benefit from counselling. It is important to me that you feel comfortable before embarking on further sessions. This initial session will last between 30-60 minutes.
To arrange an appointment, please either email me using the link to the right of this page or telephone me on 07716 243847, and we can arrange a time that is most convenient for you. If I am unable to take your call immediately, please leave a message on my confidential voicemail and I will return your call as soon as possible. Please confirm whether I am able to leave you a message should you be unable to answer.
Appointments are available most weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings