Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling and how is it different to therapy?

There are different types of talking therapy but all have the same aim - to listen and help you with emotional issues. A trained therapist will not give you advice or tell you what to do, but rather they will help you to uncover much deeper understanding and meaning about your issues that will allow you to move forwards or make changes for yourself. 

You might like to visit the BCAP website pages that give you more information on what to expect from counselling. Click this link to read more: www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/what-is-counselling/ 

You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue for a limited amount of time, while therapy  will focus on your patterns , thoughts and behaviours and what makes you do what you do. Therapy may also involve counselling on a particular issue if it arises in the course of therapy.

How much does it cost?

The first session will cost £25. If you decide to commit to weekly sessions, these will cost £50 each, payable at the time.

I also offer a block booking of four sessions for £175 and reduced rates for students and those on lower incomes. 

Where will we meet?

We will meet either in person or online each week depending upon your own preference. I welcome clients into my counselling space I have created within my home and will soon be offering outdoor therapy. I have availability on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and weekday evenings. Please contact me to discuss your particular needs. 

What qualifications & experience do I have?

I have a post-graduate diploma in Human Relations Counselling with a psychodynamic orientation although I will also draw upon other techniques to best serve you. I am a registered member of BACP the UK's professional standards body for counselling and psychotherapy.  

Will it be confidential?

Every session and what is discussed is kept confidential. Material (but not your identity) from our sessions may be the subject matter of my own supervision which is essential for ethical practice. In some circumstances, it may be a legal or ethical requirement to disclose information to authorities for your own safety or for legal reasons, but in every instance you will be informed before this happens.  

Please get in touch if you have further questions, I am very happy to answer them.