To start out on your journey with me, please contact me for a chat. This will allow us to get to know each other and give you the opportunity to decide whether you'd like to work with me. After talking, we can arrange a schedule for sessions that suits you at the location that is most convenient for you.
Sessions last one hour and will cost £50 each (or £70 for couples). I offer a limited number of places at a reduced rate for those who struggle to afford the normal cost. I'll consider concessions on a case-by-case basis.
Below, I'll answer some common questions you might have about therapy and working with me.
Common questions & answers
Q: How long will sessions last?
A: Sessions will last for one hour, usually on a weekly basis.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: The number of sessions required varies enormously. Normally, clients initially commit to 6 sessions. After this, we will have a joint review to see whether you feel that further sessions would be beneficial. Some clients may need long term psychotherapy, but this can be discussed at the initial assessment.
Q: How much will each session cost? How will I pay?
A: Sessions will cost £50 (£70 for couples). Payment for your first session will be payable 48 hours in advance by bank transfer. I have some limited availability at a reduced rate. If you find you are struggling to afford the normal session cost, please contact me to discuss a reduction in rate. Subsequent sessions can be paid for by either making a bank transfer 48 hours before your session, or can be paid for by cash at the start of each session.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Please notify me within 48 hours of your appointment to avoid the cancellation charge, which will be the full session fee. If I have to cancel your session due to illness or an emergency, your full fee for that session will be refunded.
Q: Do you offer a free consultation?
A: I don't offer a free face to face session. I can, however, offer a free 20 minute phone consultation.
Q: Where are your offices located?
A: Please check my location page.
Q: Do you offer an alternative to visiting your offices?
A: I offer alternative therapy sessions by either Skype or telephone. I can also offer home visits for the elderly or disabled who are unable to get to my offices.
Q: Are you fully qualified and insured?
A: I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. No. 00839987), and I am fully insured by the Towergate Insurance Company.