FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
An initial call is 30-minutes by phone or zoom for 15.00. If we decide to work together sessions are 45.00 for 50 minutes weekly or fortnightly.
I also offer a discount for clients who are willing to pay for a block of 6 sessions in advance for 230.00 (38.00 per session).
Payments are payable via the website or by bank transfer if preferred. Payment details will be shared when making your booking.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
You can make an appointment by email or by calling me directly via the contact section of the website. Please include your current availability (days of the week and times of day) for counselling sessions.
I will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours to offer a 30-minute initial phone call.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE INITIAL PHONE CALL?
I will be open to hearing whatever brings you to consider counselling. You can share as much or as little of your emotional difficulties and the situation you find yourself in. You can find out about the way I work and get a sense of me and the work we might do together.
The initial call is also an opportunity for me to get a sense of whether I can help you. There might be times when I would not be the best counsellor for you and this initial call enables me to understand your needs and offer other options if more suitable for you.
After the initial call and if you would like to begin working with me then I will send you my standard contract by email for you to review.
Read more about the beginning of therapy here (Link)
CAN I HAVE FORTNIGHTLY OR MONTHLY COUNSELLING SESSIONS?
The benefits of counselling are felt most when a client can commit to weekly sessions. Whilst fortnightly, monthly and six-weekly sessions are all possible, counselling is normally weekly because it is the regular contact with a counsellor that enables life-enhancing change. Fortnightly sessions are often requested as a necessary way to spread the cost of counselling. However, less frequent sessions tend to extend the process and arguably can prevent it from getting to the same depth, transformation and growth.
It's especially useful to have weekly sessions initially so that the work has time to gain momentum and find stability after the period that has brought you to counselling.
As the work develops and you feel the benefits within your sense of self it is common to reduce the frequency of sessions and it is good practice for us to plan reviews after a set number of sessions where we can look at frequency alongside other aspects of the work together.