What is counselling?
Counselling is an opportunity to make a change to your situation. Counselling offers the space and time to talk about life and anything that may be disrupting your life in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential setting with someone who is willing and trained to listen. Counselling is not about giving advice but about helping to increase self-awareness and equipping you with coping strategies to manage your situation.
How long will I have to have counselling?
There would usually be a weekly session lasting 60 mins. The amount of sessions you have is totally dependent on you as an individual. An assessment will be done when we first meet and your circumstances will determine the amount of sessions you require. This will be agreed between us at the beginning of the counselling contract. This will be a flexible agreement and can be amended as you embark on your therapeutic journey to best meet your needs.
How much will it cost?
There is a charge for the counselling that I offer - £40 per session
Concessions are available for students and for individuals on benefits but proof will need to be provided to be eligible for this.
Who are the BACP?
The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling is one of the organisations that is working to regulate the counselling profession. They have an ethical Framework that member counsellors work to. To view this please see BACP website
What if I need to cancel a session?
If you cancel a session with less than 24 hours’ notice the charge will still apply. If you give more than 24 hours’ notice I will do my best to re-schedule your appointment.
How will my personal information be stored?
All personal information will be stored in a locked secured filing cabinet to adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998
How do I book an appointment?
You can call, email or message me through the website.
Appointments are available at various times of the day and evening throughout the week. Contact me to check availability.