Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose a counsellor/psychotherapist?
Choosing the right therapist for you is crucial to a successful outcome. More than anything else, research shows that the relationship with the therapist is what makes the difference - so trust your gut feeling. If you feel I may be a good 'fit' for you, get in touch and keep checking with yourself.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and accredited with BACP. I am in regular supervision and carry my own professional insurance. Check the cost and location is right for you - if not, your therapy may be difficult to sustain.
How much counselling/psychotherapy will I need?
This varies from person to person but individual therapy is usually weekly. This allows a chance to establish a good working relationship and for solid change to happen.
People come for therapy for fixed periods of time - say 6-8 sessions - and others prefer open-ended 'contracts' where they have a space for as long as they need. It's important that you get good value for money and also that you get what you need to help move on with your life.
Sessions are for 50 minutes.
Is it confidential?
Yes. This is essential for building a trusting relationship and will be explained in more detail at a first appointment.
How much does it cost?
My current fee for individual sessions is £55 and I offer a limited number of discounted spaces for those on a low income. Couple counselling session fees are £60 per hour.
Supervision sessions are £35 per hour whilst I am in training.