Fees & FAQs
How much does it cost?
- Initial chat: Free
- Subsequent counselling, CBT or coaching sessions: £45 per session
- Bespoke workshops: Fees by agreement
How long will it take?
Some clients come for just a few sessions and are happy that they have the answers they were looking for or have achieved their goals. Others have more complex issues which may take longer to work through. We can discuss how many sessions would be right for you. We also review progress regularly so there is always the opportunity to have further sessions if that feels appropriate or to bring our time to a close.
How often would we meet?
For counselling it is usual to meet weekly at a regular time. For coaching, once you have a clear action plan, it may make more sense to meet monthly.
How soon can I start?
Please contact me to discuss my availability.
How do I make an appointment?
If you would like to make an appointment, or to find out more, please get in touch by email or phone. If I am unable to take your call (for example when I am with clients or outside of business hours) please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I aim to reply to voicemails and emails within 24 hours.
Is it really confidential?
Yes. Any contact with me and anything you share with me remain confidential. The key exceptions to this are:
(1) Where there is serious and immediate risk of harm to you or to others. In such instances, I will remind you that we need to break confidentiality and we will confirm the most appropriate way to do this.
(2) As with all BACP counsellors, I have regular supervision in which I discuss my client work with a professional supervisor. My supervisor is also bound by the BACP code of ethics.
Do you take referrals from Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)?
Yes. I do take referrals, including referrals from EAPs. I can provide reports as required (for example at the start and end of counselling).
Is telephone or video counselling for me?
I have offered phone and video counselling for a number of years. Both enable you to benefit from counselling sessions from the comfort and convenience of your own home (though they may not be the best option if you are in acute crisis). Currently I only offer phone and video counselling sessions. If you aren’t sure which would work best for you, please get in touch and we can arrange an initial chat by either phone or video call or a mixture of both so that you can get a feel for which you would prefer.
Do you comply with GDPR?
Yes, I comply with GDPR and am also registered with the ICO. In order to provide my service to clients I temporarily hold certain information (including for example an email address and contact number) however I aim to keep the information I record to a minimum. My privacy statement details the specific data that I need to have and how I keep this data safe.
Help! I’m nervous about trying counselling
Lots of people feel nervous or uncertain before starting counselling. If you’re feeling this way you might find it helpful to get in touch for an initial chat. We can talk about any concerns and hopefully I can put your mind at rest.