How long does each counselling session last?

Counselling sessions normally take place once a week and last for 50 minutes.

If you wish to change the day/time of the session, I ask for at least 48 hours’ notice, and this will be subject to a suitable slot being available. If I need to request that we change the day/time of the session for any reason, I will endeavour to give you at least one week’s notice.

How much does a counselling sessions cost?

The fee for each 50-minute counselling session is £50.00.  Supervision is £50 per hour.  I accept payment by cash or bank transfer.

How many sessions will I need?

I can’t answer that question!  It really depends on the individual and the issues they want to work on.  Counselling is not a ‘quick fix’. At times, it can be demanding, frustrating and emotional – and it may feel difficult for you to attend. However, I would ask you to make a firm commitment to attending regularly and to keeping absences to a minimum, as too many gaps may slow down the progress of our work.

Is counselling confidential?

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I am bound by their Ethical Framework and Complaints Procedure. I receive professional supervision for my work and your identity remains confidential.

Confidentiality will be owned/controlled by you; this means that anything discussed in our sessions will not be shared without your explicit consent.  The only exceptions to the confidentiality rule are: if I am compelled to break confidentiality by a Court of Law, or if you tell me that you or someone else is in great danger, or if you tell me that you might seriously harm yourself or someone else. However, I would normally not break confidentiality without first talking the issue through with you and your consent would be sought to take the issue further.