Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know that this form of counselling is right for me?
Your first appointment will be a one hour initial consultation to discuss your situation in more detail.This is important to ensure you feel comfortable with how I work and for me to ensure that I can offer the appropriate expertise.You can ask any questions and then make an informed decision from there.
How many sessions will I need?
This varies tremendously and is determined by you. However the average number of sessions is usually between six and ten.
If I want relationship counselling but my partner won't come,is it worth me coming on my own?
Yes. Sometimes it can be helpful to have some time out to explore issues for yourself or before working with your partner.
How much will it cost?
You are charged £50 for your first initial consultation.The cost is the same for individuals or couples. Payment is requested in advance either by debit or credit card, cash or e-transfer. You can then choose to either pay for a block of five ongoing sessions, at a reduced rate of **£235. Alternatively you can pay for one session at a time at £50. My aim to ensure that as many people as possible can access the counselling they need, regardless of financial status. For those clients experiencing financial hardship, I may be able to offer a number of sessions at a reduced rate. Please do feel free to talk to me about this if money is an issue.
**A refund will be offered (based on £50 per session) if not all 5 sessions are taken aslong as appropriate notice has been given( min 48 hours)and within 3 months from the start of ongoing counselling.
We've tried talking it isn't working. How will talking with a counsellor be different?
It is very different. Apart from listening, I am observing, asking questions and exploring issues with you. The combination of these and other interventions enables you to think about things differently.