How many sessions will we need?
Initially it is most effective to have 6-12 sessions, we have an initial session together and then we have a session each individually, the first three sessions are information gathering as well as counselling work. We then come back together to work through helpful tools for communication and best ways forward for you both. We can evaluate (after the 6th and 12th) to see how we all think therapy is going and to consider what is needed moving forward.
What happens in the first few sessions?
We have a first session together and then we have a session each individually. We then come back together to work through helpful tools for communication and best ways forward for you both
Are individual sessions cheaper than when we are all together?
Sessions with an individual member of the couple are £90 and joint couples’ sessions are £100.
What happens if I cancel an appointment?
My notice period is 24hrs. Rescheduling can only be offered if 24hrs notice is given and is subject to availability. Sessions are charged at the full rate where less than 24 hours’ notice is given.
How can I pay for my appointments?
Sessions can be paid via BACS(bank transfer) on the day of the session. Subsequent sessions can also be paid by BACS and will need to be transferred to my account on the day of our session.
Are all of our appointments confidential?
Your counselling sessions are confidential within the service and this confidentiality will apply to any records in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
All counsellors are required to be in supervision, and I will take relevant issues from the counselling relationship into supervision. In supervision, I will take care to preserve clients’ anonymity. In exceptional circumstances confidentiality may be broken. The circumstances could include:
Where you as a client give consent for the confidence to be broken.
Where I feel it is appropriate to consult with or involve other professionals such as your GP in circumstances where there is a risk of harm to you or to a third party. In such cases I will aim to discuss any action with you first and seek to gain your co-operation.
Where in extreme cases I am legally compelled by a court of law.
Where statutory law requires me to inform the relevant authorities (such as terrorist activities, drug trafficking, or abuse of a child or vulnerable adult).
How do I book a session with you?
Once you have decided you would like an appointment with me, I will ask if you can make a daytime appointment or if you would require evenings. Once we have agreed on a convenient time, I can then book the session in. You do not have to pay until the day of the session.
Hours of work
I work Monday -Friday (Friday mornings only)
If anything is unclear, then please ask; I am here to help, I offer a 15-minute consultation on the telephone to help you decide if you would like to work with me.
If you do not wish to have a chat on the phone, please send over a day or time that is convenient for you and I will email back a confirmation or another possible time.
You can contact me by Telephone/text – 07846477726 Messages will be answered as soon as possible.
Or by visiting the contact me page