Common Questions People Ask

What happens in the initial session?
The first session provides an opportunity to meet me, see where I work and ask any questions you have relating to my work. We will discuss the very rare exceptions to confidentiality. You will be invited to outline your difficulties so that we can discuss your requirements. If we both feel that you will benefit from our working together, sessions will be planned according to your needs.
If you decide, for whatever reason, that you don’t want to proceed I can give you information on other kinds of help or other practitioners.

How many sessions will I need?
This will be discussed during the first session. We will plan sessions according to what you want to achieve. This requires establishing realistic goals appropriate to your time frame.

How much do sessions cost?
Individual therapy £50 per session.
Couples therapy £60 per session.
Counselling supervision £50 per session.
Third party referral fees on application.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Generally counselling addresses here and now problems and tends to be relatively short, commonly between six and ten sessions. Psychotherapy is concerned with deeper and longer term difficulties and can take anything from a few months to, in some cases, a few years.
I am trained and experienced in both counselling and psychotherapy enabling me to draw on the different skills to best meet your needs.

How long is each session?
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes.
Counselling supervision and couples sessions last for 1 hour.

What if I cannot make our appointment?
I require a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellation of a session for there to be no charge. This is standard professional practice.