Frequently Asked Questions
How long will each session last?
Each session lasts 50 minutes, usually on a weekly basis.
How much does it cost?
Sessions cost £55 per session, payable by cash or Direct Bank Transfer. Evening appointments are available at no extra cost.
How many sessions will I need?
I usually offer six sessions to start with, and then at the final session, a review will take place. It may be that you feel you no longer need any further sessions as we have been able to work through the presenting issue. However, it may also be you feel there are still issues to be dealt with, in which case I will be able to offer more sessions.
What happens if I cancel a session?
If a session is cancelled giving 24 hours notice, no charge will be made. However, if less than 24 hours notice is given, full session fee will be charged. This is because with late notice it is highly unlikely that your session slot could be reallocated to someone else. If I have to cancel an appointment - I will not charge for the session.
Will our sessions remain confidential?
One of the advantages of seeing a Counsellor/Psycotherapist privately is that nobody will know you are coming unless you choose to tell them. There are a few exceptions for legal or safety reasons (for example, if there is a risk of harm to yourself, others or children). If I felt legally obligated to break confidentiality, I would inform you and explain why.
Is it normal to feel nervous?
Deciding to consult a professional is a big step and a brave one. Some people feel quite nervous, some feel relieved they are getting some help, either way it is my job to put you at ease and make it easy.
I think my problem sounds silly - what will you think of me?
I am not here to judge rather to help you and make you feel welcome. If something is bothering you it isn't silly and I hope you will feel like you are in safe hands.
Will therapy work for me?
Results cannot be guaranteed, however I do not work with people I am not confident I can help.
I wish to go ahead, what do I do now?
Just call or email me. We will then have a brief chat in order that I can find out why it is you feel you need counselling and then you can decide if you would like to book your first session.
Where can I park?
There is free parking in the road.