I work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the daytime and evening. If you're considering counselling via Skype, I may also have space on a Tuesday.
I work from private and comfortable rooms at the Wells Place Centre. Facilities include step-free access to the building, a lift to the 1st and 2nd floor, and wheelchair-accessible therapy rooms. The Centre is within easy reach of Southampton and Winchester.
Individual appointments are also available through Skype and this is a helpful way of accessing counselling if you cannot commit to regular face-to-face appointments for work or personal reasons, are housebound, hearing-impaired, or live abroad.
Skype webcam/video enables us to see each other, and like other forms of online counselling you can attend appointments from the comfort of your own home. You will need to set your end up carefully to ensure an interruption-free environment.
Skype chat (instant messenger) offers the option of remaining anonymous and messages are exchanged in 'real-time' for the duration of your appointment.
The first appointment
The first (or initial) appointment is important because it enables us to establish if I am the right counsellor for you - counselling works best when there is a 'good fit' between you and your counsellor.
If you contact me to arrange a first appointment, I will endeavour to see you within 1 week. If I do not have a time available that works for you, I can either give you an indication of how long you may need to wait or provide details of counsellors I would recommend.
Individual appointments are charged at £42.50 for 1 hour.
Couples appointments are charged at £60 for an hour and a half.
Family appointments are charged at £68 for an hour and a half and may include 3 or 4 people in close relationships.
I usually have 1 or 2 spaces for concessions, so if finances are a concern for you please speak to me about this.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason, please let me know by phone or email. You will need to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations, otherwise a fee will be charged.
Should I need to cancel an appointment through illness, or other extenuating circumstances, I will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible and offer you an alternative one.