What to expect

Sessions:

Usually I suggest an initial number of 6 sessions, but therapy can go on as long as needed. We will discuss what you find the most useful as therapy progresses. I do believe in client autonomy, by which I mean moving towards being self sufficient and being able to look after oneself. As such I feel it is important and ethical to only continue the work as long as it is useful for you and needed.

Standard sessions are 60 minutes long. Longer sessions are available for deeper work. Spaces are available weekdays, and there are also some evening spaces.

In-person and online or telephone sessions are available.

 

Will we get on?

Counselling relies on the quality of the relationship. Like any other relationship, this needs good connection and rapport. This can develop over time, but the initial fit is important. If it doesn’t feel right, then I’m always willing to help by talking about what you’re after, and suggest other therapists.

 

How to book:

Call or text me on 07463 189 639, or send an email on the contact form. If you call and I don’t answer please feel free to leave a message, and I will return the call. We can discuss what you would like from counselling, and arrange a time to meet.

 

Fees:

Sessions are normally 1 hour, and cost £50.

I offer the first session for £30 to help you decide whether our fit is good and if counselling could work for you.

90 minutes: £70
(These are for longer sessions where we might need more time, such as gestalt experiments).

 

My counselling approach

I believe counselling can be a very effective and enabling experience. It can transform lives, alleviate suffering, and create pathways to realise hopes and dreams. Having said that, I don’t see it as the only path to improving one’s life There are many other equally valid approaches. Therapy could be defined as any activity that has a curative quality. This could include a good weekend wandering in the countryside, seeing a good film, or simply sitting calmly and letting thoughts clear themselves.