cost + Q&A
How much does it cost?
First session is half-price - £20 (50 minutes)
Thereafter £40 per session (50 minutes)
You can pay by cash at each session, or in advance by bank transfer or PayPal.
What will happen in the first counselling session?
Seeking out someone who you feel comfortable with and can trust with your feelings and thoughts can be difficult and scary. I offer my first session at a half price to enable you to meet me, ask any questions you might have and see how you feel about us working together.
The first session will be an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself, what has brought you to therapy and what would you like counselling to help you with.
It will also be an opportunity for me to tell you more about how I work and answer any questions you might have about therapy with me.
We will discuss practicalities and arrangements and explore ways in which we could work together.
The first session requires no obligation to continue working with me on your part.
How do I arrange a first session?
To arrange a session you can
- email me: email@example.com
- fill in a Contact Form, which you can find in "Contact" tab
- call me: 07578 228780 - if I am not able to pick up, please leave a voicemail, I will call back as soon as possible.
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation. This provides you with the opportunity to ask questions, learn about my service and get a sense of me as a person, which can help you decide if you think I am the right therapist for you.
Is counselling confidential?
Yes. I work within the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their guidelines around confidentiality. I make every effort to ensure that all clients’ personal details and any records of counselling sessions are kept in a secure locked file and when discussing my work in supervision I don't reveal any identifying details about my clients.
There are however times when I might be legally or ethically obliged to break client confidentiality. This might happen if the client tells me about a serious crime that has been committed or threatened or when I am concerned that the client or someone else is at risk of serious harm to themselves or others. In such circumstances I would always try to discuss this with the client first when possible.