Frequently Asked Questions
How can counselling help me:
Counselling can provide you with a safe space where you can talk about your difficulties, come to understand them and your emotions better while feeling supported and accepted. It can also help you to find ways to cope and bring you a sense of purpose and hope.
Is Counselling Right for Me?
A free 15-minute phone consultation will be a chance for you to explore this initially and we can discuss it further in your first session. This will help you to get clear on your needs, expectations and how they fit in with counselling.
What can I expect?
I provide a space that is confidential, non-judgemental and supportive for you to express your feelings without worry of burdening anyone else. We will work together at a pace that is comfortable for you.
How long is each session?
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
How much does counselling cost?
Counselling costs £50 per session and should be paid in advance. This can be done either via online bank transfer, received 48hours prior to your booked session or by paying in cash at each session in order to secure your next session. For organisational work, costs are negotiated upon according to the need of the client. Please contact me for more details.
How many sessions will I need?
This is a common question with no definitive answer. The number of sessions required varies enormously and depends on your individual needs. We can talk about this during your first session and will review it on an ongoing basis.
How do I make an appointment?
Call or email me, telling me briefly what’s happening for you and your contact details. Your email/ voicemail is confidential and only heard or read by me. Once I have received your call/email we will arrange an initial 15-minute phone consultation which I offer free of charge. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24-48hours.
What happens if I miss a session or need to cancel?
Cancellations made up to 48 hours in advance will not be charged. E.g if your appointment is on Wednesday 3pm, you should cancel by Monday 3pm at the latest. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged at the standard rate (£50). I am happy to try and reschedule your appointment where possible.
How often will I attend counselling?
Counselling works best if you can commit to one session per week. If you are unable to do this, I am happy to discuss alternative options with you in order to meet your needs.
How do I know if you’re qualified?
I am fully qualified and a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their Ethical Framework and continue to demonstrate fitness to practice.
What about confidentiality?
I take your confidentiality very seriously and we will discuss how I protect your confidentiality during your first session.