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Frequently Asked Questions

 Appointments Available

Monday - 5pm (fortnightly appointment), Tuesday - 9am (fortnightly appointment), Thursday - 10:15am (fortnightly appointment), 4pm and 5pm appointment)

From w/c 3rd June, the following appointments will also be available - Monday - 4pm, Tues - 10:15am, Weds - 10:15am, 11:30am, 3.15pm

If booking for smoking/vaping cessation - this is only a one-off 1.5 - 2 hour session and so I may be able to fit appointments in for this at different times during the day to those listed above, so please get in touch to enquire about availability for these sessions

 

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

COUNSELLING

What is counselling?

Counselling falls under the umbrella term of a 'talking therapy'. When a person attends counselling they are able to discuss their problems, issues and concerns in a safe and confidential environment. People will attend counselling for many different reasons but it is often because they want to change something in their lives or to explore their thoughts and feelings about something in more depth.

What will a counselling session be like?

When attending a session you will be provided with the opportunity to discuss your emotions, thoughts, feelings, worries and concerns. Sometimes it might involve talking about painful memories or traumatic events that may have happened. This process is necessary to help you to move forward to the aims and goals that you would like to achieve.

I won't give you advice or make suggestions, instead I will listen in a non-judgemental way, experiencing your issues and concerns from your world and work with you to find the right answers, actions or ways forward that will fit best with you. 

How often do I need to attend?

Counselling is a commitment for both client and counsellor​.

To make the most out of counselling and to ensure the best chance of success, counselling sessions usually take place once a week and are 50 minutes in length. ​

At times, fortnightly appointments are available but these are when a client is perhaps coming to the end of their counselling and would like to ease out of the counselling more gently than simply just stopping. 

How much does it cost?

Individuals

  • Initial no-obligation consultation appointment (50 minutes) - £40
  • Counselling session (50 minutes) - £55/session

Student Counsellors

  • Initial no-obligation consultation appointment (50 minutes) - £35
  • Counselling session (50 minutes) - £50

Supervision

  • Qualified Counsellors/Other Professionals - £50 (1 hour)

  • Qualified Counsellors/Other Professional Group Supervision - £90/hour divided by the number of people attending. If 4 people or less, half the time of the session can be claimed towards supervision requirements. If more than 4 people, the time is divided equally between the number of group members. 
  • Trainee Counsellors - 450/hour pro rata

  • Trainee Counsellors Group Supervision - £80/hour divided by the number of people attending. If 4 people or less, half the time of the session can be claimed towards supervision requirements. If more than 4 people, the time is divided equally between the number of group members.  

How do I Pay?

Sessions are payable in advance of each session using one of the following method: -

  • Bank Transfer at least 48 hours prior to your session 

Can I end counselling at any time?

You are free to end counselling at any time. However, endings  (sometimes called termination of counselling) in counselling is just as important as the counselling itself.

Irvin Yalom, a famous therapist, stated

‘Termination [of a counselling session] is more than an act signifying the end of therapy; it is an integral part of the process of therapy and, if properly understood and managed, may be an important factor in the instigation of change.’ 

​I therefore ask that you let me know if you would like to end so that we can have a formal ending session. 

​Contact me in confidence on 07999 858630 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.