Frequently Asked Questions
What are your fees?
I offer an introductory session for £25. This session lasts for 50 minutes and is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and discuss your reasons for seeking counselling.
After this, each counselling session costs £50 and also lasts for 50 minutes.
Counselling sessions usually take place weekly, on the same day and at the same time. If you need sessions to be flexible we can discuss this and make a plan together.
How long will I need counselling for?
Everybody will have different requirements. I don't usually set a time scale for our counselling at the outset, preferring to allow the work to evolve naturally.
If you have a particular time scale in mind we can discuss this when we meet and work out a schedule together.
Is your counselling room wheelchair accessible?
No, the room that I use regularly is not wheelchair accessible. However, I am able to book a different room at the same location which is accessible. If this will be a requirement for you please do let me know at time of booking.
I am committed to being as accessible as possible to as many different people as possible. Please get in touch if you have any specific requirements or requests, I am always happy to have a conversation about how I can support you better.
What about confidentiality and privacy?
I treat everything we talk about within the counselling room as confidential.
However there are a few legal exceptions to this which I will explain to you at the beginning of our first session together. Any breach of confidentiality will be deeply considered and discussed with you beforehand if appropriate.
Any personal information which you provide to me will only be used to further our work together, and is included in our confidentiality agreement. This information will be destroyed three years after our work together comes to an end.
What if I decide I don't like counselling?
It is absolutely your right to choose to have counselling or not, and not to continue once we have begun. You are also allowed to walk away and then return at a later time, no explanations needed and no grudges held.
It is worth mentioning that counselling is often not a pleasant experience all the way through. There is a strong chance that during the process you will look at and feel some of the pain, distress and difficult emotions that you have been avoiding.
I will be with you the whole time. You will survive this difficult process. And then you can begin to thrive.
Any other questions?
If you have any further questions please do get in touch. Counselling is an extremely personal and individual journey and I am committed to helping you find the path that is right for you.