I offer a free 30 minute introductory appointment, after that my fee is £40 per 50 minute session.
Please call or email me to arrange an initial appointment.
Availability: Monday daytime, Monday evenings and Thursday evenings.
If you call me I’ll ask you to give some brief details about why you’re seeking counselling to see if I will be the best person to help you. If you’d like we can then arrange a time for a free 30 minute video call to talk more about what you’re experiencing, or if convenient we can speak there-and-then on the phone. If we set up a video meeting I’ll ask for your email address so I can send you the link to the meeting.
If I’m away or in another session when you try to call you might go through to voicemail – if that happens you can either leave a message with your name and number (or email), and I will contact you back as soon as I can. Alternatively if you don’t want to leave a message you can always email me instead.
If you email me I’ll reply to arrange a time for our free 30 minute video-call, as well as sending you through a link to the meeting.
What happens in our initial appointment?
In that first half-an-hour video/phone call I will ask you a little more about what your experience is and why you’re looking for a counsellor. I will ask if you have an idea of how many sessions you would like, or if you’d rather keep it open ended. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions of me and how I work.
Towards the end of the meeting I will ask you if you’d like to arrange regular counselling with me, or if you’d like more time to think about it. If we arrange a time and day that works for you, then I will send you an email confirming what we agreed and how to arrange payment.
How many sessions will I offer?
There’s no limit to the number of sessions we can have together, but equally there is no expectation from me that you should be committed to counselling for a certain period of time. In other words, we can have as many or as few sessions as suits you. All I ask is that where possible we agree in advance which session will be our last, so we go into our final session knowing it will be the last. I also tend to hold a reflective session every 4 or 5 sessions, where we can talk about how you feel the counselling is progressing.
What is the cost?
I offer the initial 30 minute appointment for free. After that the cost is £40 per 50 minute counselling session. This is my fee for online work. If we move to working face-to-face I may have to review my hourly fee, which I’ll discuss with you if and when that comes up.