Frequently Asked Questions
It is important that you feel comfortable when working with a counsellor, the initial appointment will gives us both an opportunity to get a sense of each other and for us to look at what it is you would like to explore within the counselling. This session may help you to decide whether counselling feels right for you and if you decide you would like to continue working with me we will agree to meet on a regular basis, ideally weekly.
How long is a session
Sessions usually last for one hour although extended sessions may be booked.
I also offer intense weekend counselling, which is a minimum four hours on both Saturday & Sunday, usually two in the morning and two in the afternoon although again extended sessions may be booked.
How much does it cost
If finances are a concern please feel free to address this within the initial session.
I charge £45 per hour for Individual Counselling, £55 per hour for Couples Counselling, £60 per hour Family Therapy & £70 per hour for intense weekend therapy (min 4hrs a day)
these prices are not set in stone and can be altered accordingly for those on low incomes, we can look at cost, times and dates within the initial appointment.
I am able to offer flexible appointment times, including evenings. Sessions usually last for one hour although extended sessions may be booked.
Payment can be made by either cash or cheque.
Will what I say be confidential
I abide to the B.A.C.P. Code of Ethics and Practice I am therefore bound by its ethical framework. I'm committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment and regularly have supervision where I may discuss aspects of our work where I need clarification of the way I work with you, however I never disclose client details or any information which could identify my clients in any way. The only time I would break confidentially would be around issues of safe guarding.
What time can I get an appointment What if I need to cancel my appointment
If you are unable to make an appointment please let me know as soon as possible, if less then twenty four hours notice is given the full session fee will be charged.
How do I make contact
Please feel free to call/text me if you would like further information or to make an appointment, all of my contact details are confidential so please feel able to leave a message if I am unavailable to take your call.
You can also contact by e-mail using the link below, I try to answer e-mails on the same day or the day after.
Or if you prefer to write my address is
47 Dowell Street