Frequently Asked Questions
How can counselling help?
Counselling can provide you with a confidential space to talk about issues you may not normally feel able to discuss
It may help you to become more self-aware, for example of your feelings, the way you see the world, your choices and your relationships with others
It may help you to come to terms with different aspects of your life, see things from another perspective or try out new ways of behaving
Are you a member of a professional counselling body?
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow its Ethical Framework which means that I am fully committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in my relationship with you.
How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per 50 minute session. I offer an initial meeting at the reduced rate of £25 so we can try out working together and see if we are happy to go ahead.
What happens in our initial meeting?
Our initial meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and decide if we are happy to work together. I will give you some more information about how I work and ask you a few questions about what's brought you to counselling.
How many sessions do you offer?
I offer short-term and longer term counselling. Some people prefer to start with 6-12 sessions and extend from there if desired, and others prefer to have a more open-ended arrangement. We can discuss along the way how long you might be looking to come for and review this regularly.
Are the sessions confidential?
What we talk about in our sessions will remain confidential. There are a few exceptions to this and these will be explained further when I meet you. For instance if I feel that you or someone else is at risk of serious harm, I may need to pass this information on, and would aim to discuss this with you first.