Fees & FAQs
How much does it cost?
- Initial 30 minute meeting (face to face/ Skype/ telephone): 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 (my phone will be switched off 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 completely 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.
As part of our work we sign a contract which confirms the confidentiality of your sessions.
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 phone or Skype counselling for me?
Both phone and Skype counselling can enable you to benefit from counselling sessions in familiar surroundings – for example, from the comfort of your own home. This kind of counselling isn’t suitable for everyone, for example people in acute crisis. However it can be invaluable if you can’t easily travel to counselling, have work or other commitments that take you away from your local area, or simply prefer to see someone from the comfort and convenience of your own home. If Skype or phone counselling are of interest to you please get in touch and I would be happy to talk options through with you.
Help! I’m not sure I want to do this!
Lots of people feel nervous or uncertain before starting counselling. If you have questions that aren’t answered here you can get in touch by phone or email and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.
You’re also welcome to come for an initial, no obligation meeting. That gives you a chance to meet me and to get a feel for what counselling could be like and how it could help. I can also confirm whether I am best placed to work with you.