frequently asked
questions

Each therapy session is a weekly commitment, each session duration will be 50 minutes, ideally at the same day and time each week.

The regularity and frequency of appointment is essential to the therapeutic process, so deciding to attend therapy is a commitment that will need careful consideration. The therapy process can last from a few weeks to a year or longer.

A brief Initial telephone consultation will be offered at no charge. All sessions are charged at £60 per session. Payment method is by either cash or direct payment after the session. Concessions are available and can be discussed with your therapist.

Your room and your therapist are reserved for you and you alone at the agreed day and time every week until your therapy ends. For this reason, there is a full charge of 60 for cancelled sessions outside a 48 hour window. Sessions cancelled by your therapist are not charged.

Counselling can help with a wide range of concerns including

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Health issues
  • Major life changes
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Phobias and fears
  • Redundancy and work issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Violence
  • Worry

Our aim is to offer you a first appointment within 1-2 weeks, this is once we have had our telephone consulation. However, waiting times will vary according to availability. If you need help urgently, please contact your GP, contact The Samaritans via phone on 116 123 or visit their website.

Yes. The contract covers issues such as confidentiality, cancellation policy, etc. If we are both happy to continue after the first session we will ask you to sign the Contract. We have found that a Contract helps clients feel safe and happy to work with me. A copy of a contract is available on request.

There is no barrier to whom counselling can assist. We welcome you, regardless of your culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or employment group