Frequently Asked Questions

 

What can Counselling help with?
  • Relationship difficulties and break-ups
  • Self-esteem and Confidence issues
  • Understanding yourself and your behaviour better
  • Anger issues
  • Difficulties around food, eating and body-image
  • Bereavement or illness
  • Mental Health problems
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life Changes
  • Trauma
  • Childhood/becoming a teenager
  • Anything that is stopping you from getting the best out of your life
  • How quickly can I get an appointment?

    Usually within a week if you are able to be flexible.

    How long does a session last?

    Usually 50 minutes, but I appreciate there may be times when you want a longer session which I’m happy to accommodate if I’m able.

    How much will my session cost?
    The first session is a reduced fee of £35 which will give you the opportunity to meet me and discuss what you want or expect from counselling.

    Thereafter therapy sessions costs £50 per hour for 50 minutes. This can be payable by cash, online or by direct bank transfer.

    However, I do offer concessionary rates to low waged/unemployed, or OAPs.

    How many sessions will I need?
    That depends on you and what issues you bring to counselling. Some clients may only need a small number of sessions, whilst others may need longer. But, ultimately, you decide how many sessions you need.
    How often would we need to meet?
    Typically, we would meet weekly but this can be flexible. A lot of clients prefer fortnightly, some once a month and some twice a week. We would decide together how often to meet and you can vary this as the therapy progresses.
    Who decides what we talk about ?
    You do – but we’ll agree at the outset what you want to get out of counselling. Part of my job is to make sure we stay on track and that your counselling stays focussed on the issues you have identified as most important to you.
    Can I park nearby?

    There will be parking available adjacent to the centre.

    Corona Virus
    This has been such an incredibly difficult time for almost everyone across the entire world. Until recently face-to-face counselling was prohibited but we can now re-commence albeit cautiously.

    However, with the introduction to local lock-downs, changes will be monitored on a day-to-day basis so I may need to contact you to make other arrangements.

    However, all being well what can you expect when we meet face-to-face?

    I kindly request that if you are feeling unwell before the session or been in contact with anyone suffering from Coronavirus that you inform me and we will postpone the session.

    If I am ill or been in contact with anyone suffering from Coronavirus, I will let >you know immediately and will self-isolate for 14 days.