Benefits of Counselling
Counselling has been proven to be beneficial at any stage of life.
It can be particularly helpful when you are unhappy with yourself, your relationships or are simply finding life hard. Perhaps you have a difficult decision to make, or have already made one and want to make some sense of it. Spending time talking about and reflecting on your experience can bring clarity. It can be a painful process but, ultimately, I believe it can lay foundations for a more satisfying and fulfilled life.
In our time together – which can be short-term or open-ended – I hope to foster the feeling that you can say whatever is on your mind. The counselling will be shaped by you and your needs.
I have experience of working with depression; anxiety; self-harm; obsessions; issues of gender, sex and sexuality; relationship problems; illness; life transitions; abuse and trauma.
Q. How long are the sessions and how often do I have to come?
A. Each session is 50 minutes long and weekly attendance is recommended.
Q. Do I have to commit to regular sessions when I make an initial appointment?
A. No. The first "assessment" session is an opportunity for you to decide whether counselling with me feels right.
Q. How much does a session cost?
A. The first session is free. Subsequent sessions are £50 and can be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer.
Q. Is there a fee for cancelling sessions?
A. Yes. If you decide to start counselling we will discuss my policy for planned breaks and cancellations in more detail.
Q. How many sessions do I need?
A. A minimum of between 4 and 10 sessions is advisable. This is something else that I would discuss with you at the first session.