What is counselling?
Counselling is a 'talking therapy' and it offers a safe and supportive relationship where you can explore and understand what may be troubling you, and make choices and changes that you want to make.
As a person-centred Counsellor, I offer a safe and supportive relationship which is firmly based in warmth, genuineness, understanding and acceptance, and it is this kind of relationship that can enable you to become the person you really are, or would like to be.
There are different forms of counselling - one may suit you better than others, yet it is most effective when you feel comfortable with the Counsellor and have a commitment and openness to the experience.
Why do people come for counselling?
There are many reasons why people come for counselling, yet perhaps the most important one is that you feel you need it. If you are feeling stuck, unhappy or unfulfilled in life, confused, anxious, stressed or depressed, counselling can help.
Are you a member of a professional body?
Yes, I am an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and I work within their Code of Ethical Practice. I am also subject to their complaints procedure currently in force.
Are you the right Counsellor for me?
The only way to know is to meet for an introductory appointment. Here we can explore counselling, what you hope to achieve, and establish if we could work well together.
What are your counselling fees?
Individual appointments are charged at £40 for 60 minutes, couple appointments are charged at £50 for 90 minutes, and family appointments are charged at £60 for 90 minutes.
I usually have 1-2 spaces for concessionary fees, so if finances are a concern for you please speak to me about this.
How many counselling sessions will I need?
It is difficult to know and it may depend on the nature of the counselling. I offer an initial 6 sessions, with a review thereafter, and all counselling is reviewed on a regular basis.