Here to Assist

Can I book an Initial Session?

I am happy to have a brief chat at no cost to see how things are for you and what I can help you with.

What are your fees?

I aim to make my services open to as many as possible and have low-cost services available from £25 per hour. 

My full-cost is at a rate of £40 per hour. 

What is counselling?

A talking therapy that involves a trained professional listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.

What are your counselling sessions?

Sessions are 50 minutes long for one to one therapy and usually take place weekly. My work is primarily open-ended, which means that sessions are typically booked week by week (unless agreed otherwise) to meet your needs.

What about confidentiality?

Anything discussed during sessions is kept confidential between you and me. All counsellors have a professional and ethical requirement to take their clinical work to supervision, but any discussion remains anonymous at all times.

The only exceptions to this are if I believe there is a risk that you or another person is in serious danger of harm I shall discuss with you taking this up with the appropriate services, (for example GP, social services). 

In extreme cases, I may need to do this without discussing it with you first. However, this will always be as a last resort, and ideally, any referral to another agency will be with your full agreement and my support.

Is there anything else I should know?

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), my service is bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice, a copy of which can be obtained from the association by telephone on 01455 883300 or online at www.bacp.co.uk or directly via this URL https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/