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 £45 for each 50 minute session. Cash or cheques will be accepted.
Sessions are £45 per hour. I ask for an upfront fee of £90. After that each session will be £45 with the last session free as it will already have been paid for.
When do you offer counselling sessions?
I am currently working online and by telephone so can be fairly flexible. I can offer evening sessions on Monday and Tuesday, afternoon sessions on Wednesday and session through the day on Thursdays. If you telephone me we can make arrangements to suit you.
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 can 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 usually held at the same time and place weekly. We will look at your issues and help you find ways of coping and resolving difficulties in your life.
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 which I have extensive experience of. I work with children, young people, adults 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?
I can help you to:
Deal through these difficult Covid-19 times, and bereavement issues
Take back control and feel less stress and anxiety, helping with generalised anxiety disorder
Resolve relationship issues with partner, friends and family
Decrease feelings of sadness and depression
Adjust to your loss, change, transitions 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