All costs, terms and conditions you'll find on this site apply equally
to counselling in person or by phone. We would arrange a convenient time
for you to telephone me for a 1hr session. It is important to ensure
that you have a private place without distraction from which to phone me.
How much do you charge for counselling?
Each 1 hr session costs £40.
Can I meet you and see if we can work together before I commit to anything?
Before we start working together it's really important that we both
think it will work. So much about effective counselling is the
relationship between me and you. We would meet or talk on the phone for a
30 minute session at no cost. It will be an opportunity for us to talk
in more detail about how I work and the issues you would like to bring
What can I expect from my first session?
feel anxious in advance! A first session with a counsellor is daunting.
It’s a big step to talk to someone; probably about stuff that you have
never talked to anyone else about before – and that can feel
overwhelming. But we would have met or talked on the phone before to see
if we wanted to work together so the hardest part would have been done.
I've seen a counsellor before and I didn't feel it helped? How will this be different?
can only answer this question from my own experience. My first
experience of counselling was that it felt worthless and that it didn’t
help. My second experience was powerful, useful and life changing. The
reason for the difference was the first time I had been asked to go by
someone else and told the counsellor what I thought she wanted to hear,
the second time I made the decision to go myself, to be honest and to
seize the opportunity.
How many sessions will I need?
really hard to say how many sessions any individual will need. For
some people it can be 6-12 sessions working in a very solution focused
way, for others it could be more. We'll review this regularly to ensure
that there are an appropriate number of sessions.
Are you insured?
Yes. I have professional Indemnity insurance
Will you tell anyone about what we talk about in our sessions?
The short answer is 'no'. But there are four possible exceptions:
meet regularly with a supervisor who reviews my work to ensure you
receive the best possible service. I may need to discuss the work I do
with you with my supervisor but any formation the supervisor has about
you will be treated in confidence.
might feel it would be useful to talk to someone about you. For example
your GP's view might be useful in determining any 'medical' reasons
which are affecting the issues we are working on. I will always seek
your written permission before doing this and will respect your view if
you don't wish to give it.
I believe there is a significant risk of harm to you or others I may
decide to notify the appropriate authorities. I will always try to
discuss this with you before taking action.
Like others I am subject to the law and must obey any valid court order.
Are you regulated in any way?
work is regulated by the British Association of Counsellors and
Psychotherapists (BACP). I work within the code of ethics of the BACP