Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

My approach is integrative but I find the person-centred approach fits my philosophy as it has at its very core, an unshakable belief that all people are good.  The approach believes that each and every person can and will become a more fully functioning person if given the right conditions.  The underpinning principles of the person-centred approach are focused on the counsellor being honest, non-judgmental and fully accepting whilst being fully integrated in the relationship allowing the client to lead and set the pace.  I aim to offer these conditions as best as I can during our sessions.  I also utilise cognitive behavioural therapy as well as brief- solution focused therapy too.

Online counselling is a way for you to engage in face-to-face counselling using internet technology such as Zoom without leaving your home.  It is more convenient for you and you’re able to cut out travelling time and costs too.  If you choose this option of counselling, you will be emailed instructions and be directed to a secure login page that takes you to an encrypted area where we meet at an agreed time.

Telephone counselling is just like having a face-to-face conversation except that you’re talking to a trained counsellor over the phone.

Each counselling session lasts for 50 minutes and costs £60 per session.  Sessions are usually weekly.  Payment is made via a bank transfer 24 hours before a session – if this method of payment is not suitable then we can discuss alternative arrangements.

I am available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 7pm.

Please fill in the Booking Form or click on the Contact page to send me a message.

All sessions are confidential.  However, there may be times when I have to breach confidentiality.  For instance, if you were at serious risk of harming yourself or others but this would be discussed in further detail during our first session.

As a registered member of the National Counselling Society, my credentials have been checked and approved.  You can view this on: https://nationalcounsellingsociety.org/ and on the register at https://bacp.co.uk/search/register

Your information will be treated with the utmost respect and I also adhere to GDPR guidelines.  Please click here to view my privacy policy.

Signs of crisis may be feelings of wanting to commit suicide or harm yourself or others.  In this case, please consider contacting your local A&E department of your nearest hospital and ask to speak to someone from the crisis team.  If you need immediate assistance, you may consider contacting the Samaritans, they are available on 08457 909090 or please email jo@samaritans.org

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