Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
One - One sessions: £50/session
Student counsellors: get in touch - see below for more info
Text support: £10/week
Contact me to speak to me about the above in more detail.
NB - my costs are increasing in January 2021
Please note I counsel from home and we have pets in our home - dog and 2 cats. This is important if you have pet allergies/phobias. They are never allowed in the room (unless you want them to!) Thanks!
Do you offer low cost sessions?
I offer a reduced rate for trainee counsellors. I thoroughly enjoy working with people as they embark on a career which brings me so much personal fulfilment.
I also offer a limited number of low cost sessions to people who belong to gender and sexual minorities, in recognition of the marginalisation faced, and the difficulties in finding therapists who are non-judgmental. If income is a barrier, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a chat.
What is counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long-term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing. (BACP, 2015)
How about confidentiality?
All information disclosed by clients is confidential
Clients are treated with sensibility and respect. Client's personal beliefs are honoured and valued.
What is the process? How does all this work?
You would attend an assessment session. This provides us both the opportunity to decide whether we wish to work together before agreeing on the appropriate number of sessions.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and held on the same day and same time each week/fortnight.
I also offer online, telephone, video (VSEE) counselling and text support too
What about privacy?
In relation to our sessions I follow the BACP Ethical Framework, one of the principles is confidentiality, and I will go through this with you in our first session, however personal issues and concerns can be discussed in an accepting and safe setting.