Frequently Asked Questions
What is counselling?
Counselling is much more than two people in a room talking. I provide a calming, neutral and confidential 'space' in which clients are able to feel safe/secure, so as to feel they can begin to explore their presenting issues which are causing them concern.
I shall journey alongside you as you try to acquire an insight into your life, especially your feelings and behaviours. You are 100% guaranteed my full attention as you examine and explore these issues.
The ultimate aim of our sessions together will be to improve/enhance your emotional wellbeing so that you can go on to enjoy a more satisfactory life, generally.
How Do I Start?
Simply contact me by phone or email to express your interest in commencing therapy.
I am not always available to take queries, but my aim is always to get back to you within 24 – 48 hours.
How Do I Work?
I work in a holistic / integrative fashion. I consider the whole person/mind/spirit/physical aspect along with integrating various theories/creative methods into counsellings. Each human being is totally unique. No two people are the same.
Duration of Sessions
Each session lasts 60 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends totally on the individual client and their presenting issues. We can discuss this further at your first session or when you make contact with me initially.
What happens at my first session?
At the initial session you tell me your story, what brings you to counselling, and what you think you would like to achieve.
I will then do a brief assessment. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions you wish regarding counselling.
This first session is a chance for the two of us to meet and see if we can work together. If you feel for whatever reason that counselling is not for you, that is it. There is no obligation whatsoever for you to attend any further sessions with me.
I ask that you contact me at least 48 hours before your scheduled session. The absolute minimum advance notice is 24 hours otherwise a cancellation fee will be incurred.
Types of Issues I work with
Please see my page containing a full list of issues I work with.
Please contact me regarding fees.