"Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals".
- L. J. Isham
I offer sessions online using Whereby, FaceTime or Zoom, or by phone.
Individual sessions cost £45 for 60 minutes. Couple sessions cost £60 for 75 minutes.
I take payment in full on the day of your session via bank transfer.
I offer an introductory session in the first instance, and my practice hours are 9.15 am to 7.00 pm Monday to Thursday.
Frequently asked questions about counselling fees
Listed below are the answers to common questions about fees. I hope this is useful to you.
Can you offer a reduced fee for sessions?
Wherever possible, I wouldn't want the issue of money to prevent you from accessing sessions.
I'm able to offer a reduced fee if you're on a low income - including universal credit and carers allowance, are classed as a key worker or training to become a counsellor.
Please do ask for further details if required.
Do I have to pay for the introductory session?
Yes, this session would cost my standard counselling fee or an agreed concession based on your circumstances.
The introductory session can help us establish if online or telephone counselling is right for you and if we could work well together. It also provides the foundations for any future work.
How do I organise payment for sessions?
I will provide the details you need at the point of booking an introductory session. These details will be the same for any subsequent sessions.
Can you take debit or credit card payments?
No, I do not have the facility for this at the moment. My current payment method is bank transfer (BACS).
How often would the sessions be?
It helps if you can prioritise some time for yourself and commit to regular sessions.
Ideally, sessions would be weekly or fortnightly to start with - this can help us build a working relationship and make progress in counselling.
In the event of an immediate crisis, it may be appropriate to have additional contact, yet this is something we'd discuss at the time.
Can the session time be shorter or longer?
Under certain circumstances, I would accommodate a request for a shorter session time - this is something we can discuss if needed.
I do not encourage extending sessions beyond 60 or 75 minutes - these timings are usually enough for my clients and help maintain safety, personal and professional boundaries.
Would I be charged for cancelling a session?
I request a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancelling a session - either by phone, email or text. If you were unable to provide this or missed a booked session, you would incur a fee of £20.
How many sessions would I need?
Everyone is different, so it is quite hard to say. It may depend on what you would like to explore and achieve through counselling and how much time you can commit to it.
I can work on a long or short-term basis, yet I would suggest an initial commitment of 6 sessions to see how things are going.
If you have any other questions relating to fees, please do get in touch.
You can contact me to book an introductory session or to ask any questions you may have
If you would like to book an introductory session or ask questions before taking that step, please call 07729 193629 or use my contact form.