How much will it cost?
My standard fee for a single session is £50.00.
Concessions are available in special circumstances.
How do I know if you are the right counsellor for me?
After an initial informal discussion on the phone, if you feel you would like to come along and meet me we will book an appointment.
It gives us both the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be in each other's company and for you to ask any questions. In brief, you may like to tell me what brings you to counselling at this time in your life.
You may either choose to make a further appointment to start counselling or go away and think about it.
Committing to counselling is a big decision so it is important to feel comfortable with the therapist. It is important to find someone you feel you can trust: trust your instincts! Sometimes you may need to see several therapists before you find the one that suits you.
It is also very important to choose a counsellor who works to a professional code of practice and receives clinical supervision.
What happens if I decide I would like to start counselling with you?
We will agree a mutually agreeable day and time on which to meet, usually on a weekly basis. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
What is a clinical supervisor?
Any ethically practising counsellor is obliged to meet regularly with their counselling supervisor. This is set down in the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a code of good practice. It ensures each counsellor is practising ethically and beneficently.
How do I know you will keep what I say confidential?
I am bound by the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) to uphold the practice of client confidentiality.