Frequently Asked Questions
What is ‘Counselling’ and what do we mean by ‘Psychotherapy’?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are often the subject of misunderstanding and misinterpretation, they are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
What will happen at my first appointment?
In our first meeting I will have the opportunity to have an open and honest discussion about the matters that are affecting your life and what you hope to achieve through counselling. Together we can then agree if therapy can help you and if so we will arrange regular sessions . For this initial consultation you should allow up to 30-45 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
Counselling and therapy treatments can never be standardised. I recognise and know you as an individual and, therefore, I will work with you in discussing the number of sessions that you may require. The length of time that we will work together will be determined by the nature and severity of your personal issues and the speed that you are able to implement strategies in dealing with them. In simple terms I can provide you with professional guidance for an estimated number of sessions however the very nature of counselling means that flexibility in this time frame must be built in to allow for your specific needs.
How much does it cost?
Our initial consultation is free and this is followed by the regular 50 minute session price of £40.
Administration cost of £20 will apply for cancellations or non-attendance of session booked. There will be no fee if we are given a one week notice of absence.
Payment: we only accept cash payments which are made at the end of each session.