What are the fees?
- Initial 30 minute meeting (face to face/ Skype/ telephone): Free
- Subsequent counselling, CBT or coaching sessions: £45 per session
- Bespoke workshops: Fees by agreement
Discounted prices may be available to Counselling Diploma students.
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?
It is usual to meet weekly at a regular time.
How much will it cost?
Our initial session is free. Subsequent sessions are £45.
How soon can I start?
Please contact me to discuss my availability. If I am unable to offer you a suitable time slot I may be able to refer you to another local counsellor.
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. 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 (without giving identifying information). 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).
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.