If you are thinking of booking a session, get in touch via email or call for an initial free telephone discussion.
I believe every individual is unique, so I offer a 50-minute "taster" session for new clients. This initial meeting gives us an opportunity to ensure we're a good fit, for me to learn more about you, what has brought you to counselling and how I can help.
If we choose to work together, there are no set number of sessions. Counselling lasts as long as you need it and can be short term, or longer, as you prefer. I am committed to working with clients to achieve their goals as quickly and sustainably as possible.
With young people, I will speak to the referring parent or caregiver initially to explore the issues before deciding how to proceed in session.
If you would like to arrange an appointment, we will agree a date and I ask for payment to secure the booking. It is important to note that the appointment is not booked until the payment is received. On requesting payment, I will ‘hold’ the appointment for 48 hours. If the payment is not received, then the appointment will become available for another client to book.
After the introductory meeting, individual sessions cost £80 per 50-min session. Some clients prefer longer sessions, and these are charged pro rata. Couples are £100 for a 60-min session.
I offer a reduced rate of £75 per 50-min for individuals, £95 for couples, if you block-book four sessions in advance.
If you find it a strain to afford private therapy, some charities will fund counselling with me. It may be worth researching if financial support is available. Charities supporting the agricultural sector, ex-services, musicians or people affected by COVID-19 can be found here.
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You decide how long your therapy lasts. Some people find a number of weeks provides sufficient support, whilst others may opt for deeper long-term psychotherapeutic work. Clients often return to counselling if they encounter a new transition, knowing that they have already have an established, trusted and safe relationship with me.
What is covered in sessions?
What we will talk about varies depending on the difficulties you are having, which could include:
Stress or anxiety related to business or home life and how to reduce it
Communication and relationships, making meaningful connections
Adjusting to transitions or traumatic life events
Understanding yourself, who you are and what you want from life
Exploring your gender, your sexuality or sexual identity
Looking at your feelings and needs to help guide your choices
Working with a sense of something "not being right" or feeling misunderstood or stuck
Processing issues arising out of your racial identity
Managing life in a neurotypical world if you are neurodiverse
I use Zoom for online counselling, although I can use other programs on request. Lots of people enjoy the convenience that online therapy offers, and it quickly feels as comfortable as if we're in the same room together.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or to set up an appointment. Prepayment via BACs or Stripe is required to book your scheduled session for online or telephone counselling. I’ll then email you some initial paperwork, such as a consent for services and a client information form, both of which you’ll just email back to me. That’s all it takes!
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