Frequently asked Questions

How do I know if counselling is for me?

A wide variety of people access counselling at difficult times in their lives, the best way to find out if you can benefit is to book an initial assessment. This is at no obligation and gives you an opportunity to meet me, discuss your needs and decide whether you feel you can benefit from counselling. If you decide counselling isn't for you, that's okay too. There is no commitment to continue with sessions.

The first couple of sessions will be seen as an ongoing assessment to ensure that therapy feels right for you and to ensure that I feel that counselling with myself is helpful for you.

How many sessions will I need?

Some people have just a few sessions while some people choose to have longer term therapy. Again, this is decided by you. There is no obligation to have a set number of sessions, but if you do decide to end your sessions then I will work with you to end them in a supportive way.

How do I cancel sessions?

You can cancel by phone, text or email. The cancellation policy is available here 

How often do I see you?

In order for therapy to be effective, you need to maintain regular contact with your therapist. As such, weekly or fortnightly sessions are my recommended frequency of sessions. The most regularly you can have therapy is once a week.  

How do I pay?

I accept payment by bank transfer. Payment must be made within 24 hours of your session having taken place please. If payment is not made for a previous session, then your next session cannot go ahead until all monies are received. 

What online platforms do you use?

I use Teams, Skype, WhatsApp and Facetime. Or of course, you can have a telephone session too.

I do not feel very confident with technology, so I don't know if I can access online therapy.

I can guide you through using the different platforms and I call you so you don't need to worry about making a call, I can send you instructions when you book your assessment appointment of how to use the software. Alternatively, we can always have a regular telephone call on either a landline or mobile number.

Do you offer report writing?

No, I am not qualified to offer diagnosis or report writing. However, from time to time, you may need written confirmation that you are undertaking therapy - such as for students requiring evidence for their studies, or people applying for certain benefits. In these instances, I can provide some written confirmation of your sessions taking place. As this does take time to be produced, this is a chargeable service and a quote will be provided prior to undertaking this service.