is everything confidential?

Confidentiality is probably one of the most important things that you think of when sharing personal and sometimes difficult information – as a psychotherapist who is registered and accredited by the National Counselling society I am bound by the rules that they set and ethical guidelines that I have signed up to both professionally and morally.  Confidentiality is the cornerstone of our relationship and this I can guarantee, the only exceptions to this are specific – and are understandably regarding yours or someone else’s safety or if there is a legal requirement for me to do so.  We will discuss this in detail before our sessions begin so you are completely aware of the exceptions  and should that need arise it would be something that we had discussed and we would do together with my support.

Where and when will sessions take place? 

As my practice has evolved I have become more and more diverse in locations and times to meet the needs of my clients. 

 I am available for 

video or telephone sessions, 

In office 

At your home

your place of work

hospital or hospice

additionally if where you are looking the sessions to take place is not listed please ask

How many sessions will I need?

The answer to this is not straightforward – some people find a couple of sessions are all that’s needed to resolve a specific issue, others find that some challenges are deep and complex and may need longer term work – I would always suggest in this case we should review every 6 weeks at least.  Additionally the sessions need not be weekly they can be bi weekly or monthly if that fits better with your schedule.  Sessions normally last 50 minutes.

What does it cost?

Your first session is completely free and will be for us to decided jointly if we can work together.  This session lasts for 20 minutes 

 The cost is £55 per session and payment should be made by 9am on the day of your session at the latest.

I offer discounted rates for those in need 

I offer monthly in advance rates with a discount

I also offer a number of completely free sessions weekly for those who need them – please ask for details

What if I need to cancel?

If you are able to contact me 48 hours prior to your session then there will be no charge

If you cancel after that time the full fee of your session will be due to be paid.