Fees and Useful Information
An initial consultation of about 30 minutes for £30
Individual sessions cost £60 (some concessions available)
Couples sessions cost £80
You will not be charged for missed or cancelled sessions if you give 48 hours notice. I will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible if I am unable to keep an appointment, and in that instance no fee will be charged.
What happens to begin with?
It is important that you find the right person to work with you so that you can build a trusting therapeutic relationship. That is why I begin with an initial meeting. This lasts for about 30 minutes. It is a chance for us to meet and to explore together why you are thinking of starting therapy, whether continued therapy is appropriate to your needs, and whether I am the right therapist for you. If you are coming for relationship counselling then it will be important that you attend the initial consultation together.
How long is a session?
Sessions are 50 minutes long for individual sessions and 60 minutes for couples.
How often will I see my therapist?
Generally sessions are once a week but the frequency can vary, depending on your needs and the type of therapy being offered.
How many sessions will I need?
This can vary depending on your situation and what you want to gain from therapy sessions. Some people find a few sessions are enough, or a fixed period of sessions, whereas other people want to take more time to explore underlying issues and can be longer term. Whatever you decide, this will be agreed at the outset and will be reviewed regularly as part of our work together. If you feel something is not working, or there is something you are not happy with, it is important that you tell me. This feedback is helpful in making the counselling process as effective as possible and enables us to work collaboratively towards the changes you wish to make.
How will I feel when in therapy?
It is perfectly normal, when working through something painful or difficult in therapy, to have a period of time when you may feel worse than when you started. However, with my support as your therapist, you will be able to work through these difficult periods and in the long run feel better about yourself and your life. You are in control of what you want to focus on and the pace you wish to work at.
How confidential are my sessions?
Whatever is said in sessions remains confidential. Being a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am required to abide by their Code of Ethics including having regular supervision. Confidentiality will be discussed in more depth at our first meeting.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.