Frequently Asked Questions

How do counselling sessions work?

It is important that the counsellor you choose to work with is someone you feel safe with.  If, after meeting with me you decide that you would like us to work together, we will agree in our first session the details of how we work together.  Each session will be 50 minutes long and the number of sessions you need will depend on how you want to use them and what you want to achieve.  Our sessions will take place at the same time each week. 

Will counselling be confidential?

This is something we will discuss, should you decide that you would like to have counselling with me.  As far as possible, counselling is confidential. It is important to have the opportunity to discuss those circumstances where there might be exceptions and for you to be happy and confident in this.

How do I get there?

When we arrange our initial meeting, I will email the directions and how to find me.  If you are unsure of anything, I can be contacted by phone.

How do I pay for sessions?

Counselling can be paid for via BACS up to 24hrs prior to the session, or with cash.

Who do you work with?

I work on a one-to-one basis with young people from the age of 11, and with adults.  I have an enhanced DBS.

What happens if I cancel a session?

If you need to cancel, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible. Cancellations which take place with less than 24 hours’ notice may result in being charged for the session.

Can I have online or telephone counselling?

For remote counselling it is important that you are in a quiet room where you will not be disturbed by anyone. The same levels of confidentiality apply to remote counselling as they do for face-to-face.  If this is your preferred form of counselling, we will agree how we will work in our first session and discuss what will happen should any technical issues occur.  As with face-to-face counselling, the sessions will be at the same time each week and last for 50 minutes. For online counselling, I use Zoom.  If you would prefer to have your initial 30-minute session remotely, just let me know when you get in touch.

How much are the counselling sessions?

After a free initial consultation, each session costs £45.  Concessions are available, including discounts for counselling students.