About Counselling, Freqently Asked Questions
How do I contact you?
Please phone or email me. I will try and get back in touch with you within 24 hours.
How much do I pay?
The initial phone call is free.
I charge £40 for each 50 minute session. Cash or cheques will be accepted.
Sessions are £40 per hour.
When do you offer counselling sessions?
In Otley I offer counselling sessions during the evening on Wednesday and Thursday. Through the day on Thursdays and Fridays and Sunday evenings.
In Castleford I work on Monday Evening.
What will happen if I am late?
If you are late you will still be charged for the session.
What will happen if I need to cancel?
Please give me at least 2 working days' notice otherwise you will be charged the full rate.
What will happen during these sessions?
During the initial therapy session we meet and discuss your expectations and needs from counselling. This session also gives you the opportunity to decide if you would like us to work together.
Further sessions are held at the same time and place weekly. We will look at your issues and find a way for you to resolve these and find ways to cope.
How many sessions will I need?
You can choose. I provide both long and short term counselling. For some people six sessions is enough and for others a few months or years help them.
What about confidentiality?
Everything that you say is confidential.
Except for the following:-
Supervision - I share my work with my supervisor to make sure that I work ethically and to protect you.
Danger to self and others - If you were to tell me that you were to harm yourself or others then I would have to take this further.
If I had to take action I would aim if possible to discuss this with you first.
What type of therapy do you provide?
I use an integrative approach in which I work relationally.
What is your theoretical approach?
What is your code of ethics?
I am a member of BACP and follow the BACP Ethical Framework.
Are you registered?
I am a registered member of BACP.
What are your specialised interests?
I have a particular interest in bereavement and end of life care. I have extensive experience of working with children and young people, and older people.
What Conditions Can it Help?
Affairs and betrayals
Body dysmorphic disorder
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Generalised anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Pregnancy and birth
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Separation and divorce
What Benefits can be Expected?
Help you take control and feel less stress and anxiety, and help with generalised anxiety disorder
Help resolve relationship issues with partner, friends and family
Decrease feelings of sadness and depression
Adjust to your loss, change and bereavement
Enable you to get through a crisis
Work through traumatic occasions in your life
Change unhelpful behaviour patterns
Build up your self-confidence, self-esteem and support network