FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I make an appointment?
Please contact me either by email or the contact form; I will then get back to you as soon as I can to arrange an initial consultation, if that is what you would like.
How many sessions will I need?
Our initial session will set out what I can offer and what you are looking for; enabling us to find out if we both feel we can work together. Sessions are weekly, at a regular time, last for an hour and are available for as long as you want to come. We will review our work together regularly so that you can decide if further sessions will be helpful.
How much does it cost and how will I pay?
I charge £40 for an hour session. This allows me to provide some very low-cost counselling for those on a low income or in receipt of benefits. Payment is made at the end of the session.
I am not able to offer an emergency service. If you are in crisis or severe emotional distress the following organisations offer a free confidential service until you are able to arrange to see a counsellor or visit your GP:
The Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 www.samaritans.org
Nightlink - 0808 8000 306 (5pm to midnight) Nightlink info: www.re-gain.org.uk
SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm. 0845 767 8000 www.sane.org.uk
Websites for finding out more about counselling:
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy -
The framework of ethics which BACP registered counsellors work to -