Counselling FAQ

  • How much does it cost?
    My fees are £60.00per session, this fee is dependant on income, I do have two spaces usually available for those on limited resources, each session lasts for 50 minutes.  Couple counselling fees can be negotiated.

  • What sort of people do you see?
    I see young people over the age of 17, both men and women, young and old, married and single, of all races, cultures, religions and sexual orientations.

    I have worked, lived or visited all parts of the world which provides me with that important human insight, recognising and working with difference.

  • What is my approach?
    I've been a practising counsellor for over 20 years. I trained and qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in 1994. Subsequently my training and experience has included issues such as depression, relationships, stress management, mediation, couple counselling, alcohol and substance misuse, emotional and sexual abuse, workplace harassment and management support.

    Over the past 15 years I have worked regularly on all aspects of employee assistance programmes (EAP).

    Although my core training is the psychodynamic model I am also familiar with cognitive behavioural therapy and the humanistic approaches which allow me to tailor the therapeutic process to your specific issues and needs.

  • Is your counselling service confidential?
    Yes, confidentiality is of the utmost importance. As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by the ethical and legal exceptions included in the BACP Code of Ethics. These exceptions usually have to do with putting others in danger and in which case it may be necessary to seek outside help. No action would be taken by me without first discussing it with you. It is very rare that any issue is ever taken outside the confidentiality of the consulting room.

  • How often would I have to come?
    I see people usually once a week although this can be more frequent dependant on the issues presented.

  • How many sessions would I need?
    It varies. Some people find a few sessions helpful to deal with a specific problem. I also see people for open-ended therapy where repetitive problems stem back to childhood and family of origin issues.