My standard fees for daytime sessions is £40 for a 50 minute session. Evening sessions are charged at £45 for a 50 minute session.
Couples sessions are £50 (daytime) and £55 for evening sessions, as they are longer than the usual 50 minute sessions to ensure everyone gets a chance to be heard.
Concessions are available to students and to people in receipt of benefits. My concessionary rate is £25 per session (£30 for couples).
Face to face counselling sessions can be paid for on the day. I can accept both cash and card payments.
If we are meeting online, or over the phone you can make payments before the session either via Paypal or BACS. I will give you the payment details at our first session.
With all of the uncertainty around lock-downs and changes to our ability to meet face-to-face most of my counselling work is currently being conducted either on the phone or on Zoom.
Zoom offers a secure platform for us to talk in a way that is as close to being in a room as it’s possible to get without actually meeting up.
When you book an online session I will send you an invitation to our counselling session (on Zoom these are called ‘Meetings’). When you first enter you will be placed in a waiting room and I will invite you into our session as soon as I’m ready (at the booked time), much like a face-to-face appointment.
Although counselling online is very similar to being in the room together, there are some things it is important to consider. Normally when you come to see me I can make sure that the room is quiet and that we won’t be interrupted. Although I still make sure that I am not interrupted during our session, you may need to make suitable arrangements at your end. It is really important to try and find a quiet, comfortable place that you can sit for 50 minutes without being interrupted.
It is also important to allow yourself some time after the session to just sit and reflect on the session, rather than just hop up and jump straight back into things at home. This will help you get the most out of our sessions.
Counselling is a unique experience for every client. Some people will enter into long-term counselling whilst others benefit from short-term support, addressing one particular concern that is affecting them right now. Some even come for a single session.
Saying that, the average number of sessions seems to be around 8. None of us are ‘average’ so we will review our progress as we go to see if more or less are needed.
Unfortunately, I do not work with people under the age of 16 at the moment. I have a lot of experience of helping young adults work through everything from exam anxiety, to concerns about sexuality as well as bereavements or sexual abuse.
I am DBS checked and fully insured.
Yes, I do work with couples.
Couples sessions are usually a little longer than 50 minutes to make sure that everyone gets a chance to talk and listen.
Please contact me to find a time that suits.