Frequently Asked Questions
How does therapy start?
After you have contacted me we will find a mutually agreed day and time to have an initial session. In this session we will both have the opportunity to see if we can work together and to discuss your reason for coming to therapy. This will also help me to assess if I am an appropriate therapist for you to be seeing given the nature of the issue you bring.
How will we agree to work?
Before the work starts with clients I always make sure that we have discussed and agreed on how we will work together. I also like to make sure that I have a clear understanding of what has bought you to therapy and what you hope for in coming to therapy.
What happens after that?
If we both agree to work together we will normally have up to 6 once weekly sessions and then have a review. This will be an opportunity for us both to talk about how the work is going and to discuss what more may or may not be needed.
How often will I need to come to therapy?
Normally I see clients once a week for 50 minutes
Is Counselling and Psychotherapy confidential?
What you discuss with me is confidential; however, there are certain legal and ethical exceptions to confidentiality that I will clarify with you prior to the establishment of any agreed contract for working.
Do you abide by a Code of Ethics?
I abide by and work to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Are you insured?
In accordance with the recommendations of the professional bodies with whom I am registered and affiliated, I have professional indemnity insurance which is renewed annually.
How much do you charge?
For counselling and psychotherapy I charge individuals £50 for 50 mins and couples £65 for 50 mins and £75 for 75 mins
For supervision I charge individuals £55 for 50 mins and groups by negotiation depending on the number of members.
I offer some concessionary spaces for those on restricted incomes and for counsellors in training.