Everyone’s journey in counselling is different and I offer both short and long term counselling. We will have regular reviews to check in on the changes in your life and whether more sessions would be of value to you. You will have full control on whether you would like to continue or not.
I recognise as a client it is very important you connect with your counsellor – I am able to offer a FREE 20-minute telephone call before booking any sessions with me. This call will be an informal chat which will give you the opportunity to share what you want to gain from counselling, give you the space to ask any questions and see how we might work together. An initial telephone appointment can be arranged through calling, emailing or texting me.
If you decide my approach is right for you and we agree to continue, we will arrange a time and day to meet for your first session. There is no obligation to book further sessions and you will be free to go away and think things over before committing yourself to future work.
Booking a session
When you book your first session, I will send you a copy of my therapeutic agreement for you to look through before we meet. This will give you the time to look over the agreement, agree to the conditions and ask any questions.
I offer flexible face to face, online and telephone appointments to young people and adults 13+ in the UK in the daytime and evening to meet client needs. Sessions for individuals are for 1 hour, this allows time for you to get settled, 50 minutes of therapy and time to check out. Sessions will be at the set date and time agreed by both of us.
Sessions are £45 payable by bank transfer 24 hours before the session to secure your appointment with me. I have a limited number of slots where I can offer a reduced rate of £40 for those who are a student or a counsellor in training. If you feel you meet this criteria, please contact me for availability as spaces are limited.
When we have arranged our first session I will provide you with my bank details. I recommend weekly appointments however if this is not practical we can discuss other options to suit your needs. Once confirmation of your payment has been made to secure your session I will provide you with the Teams link for online counselling, arrange to contact you at the agreed time for telephone counselling or provide you with my address depending on the method of counselling you have chosen. I have a home-based counselling practice which is both quiet and private. I do not publish my address on my website but, once we have agreed our first appointment and payment has been received to confirm the session I will give you all the information you need.
Informal chat – FREE (20 minutes on the phone)
Individual counselling sessions – £45 or £40 for students or a counsellor in training (1 hour in length)
Young people sessions – £40 (1 hour in length)
I understand there will be times you cannot attend your appointment or an unexpected situation arises. If this happens I ask for you to let me know within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment however if you do not cancel within the time frame you may be responsible for paying the full amount of the session depending on the circumstances. I will also give 48 hours notice if I need to cancel.