Frequently Asked Questions
£50 for a 50-minute session.
My preferred method of payment is a bank transfer made 24 hours prior to the session. If this is not possible, alternative arrangements can be discussed.
Sessions are usually weekly. However, we can discuss alternative arrangements that may be more suitable.
This will vary for each person. Some people need short-term counselling, consisting of a few sessions, whilst others may need to see a counsellor over a longer period of time. We can discuss this during your first session.
I am available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-7pm.
All sessions are confidential. In a few circumstances, I may have to breach confidentiality, for example, if you were at risk of harming yourself or others. This would be discussed in further detail during the first session.
Research* has shown that almost 80% of people receiving counselling improved to a greater extent than those who did not seek help. It is also found to be as effective as medication for many forms of psychological distress.
(*Cooper, M. (2008). Essential research findings in counselling and psychotherapy. London: Sage).
We can explore this at your initial appointment. This will give you the opportunity to talk about your concerns and your expectations, as well as ask any questions. We would also discuss how we would work together and any practical details. You will then have time to decide whether counselling feels right for you, and if it doesn’t, there is no obligation to continue.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), my credentials have been checked and approved. This can be viewed on the BACP register.
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