Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact you? – My phone number is 07522775695 or you can send me an email using the form below.

How many sessions will I need? – Everyone is different and personal needs will vary. I work in an open-ended way rather than a set number of sessions. I usually suggest working together for 6 sessions and then reviewing the process to see if you are getting your needs met. We meet weekly and each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Short-term counselling focuses on a specific problem, such as a major life event and for some people, this is sufficient to resolve the particular issue that has brought them to see a therapist. For others, longer-term therapy which is a deeper exploration of their situation is more useful. 

Before starting our work together it isn’t possible to predict exactly how many sessions you will need. We can regularly review how sessions are going, looking back at how sessions have been so far and what you would like to focus on in future sessions.

How much will each session cost? – The cost is £60 per 50 minute session.

What about confidentiality? – I take your confidentiality very seriously, and this will be discussed with you

in our first meeting. Counselling is a space to talk freely and what you tell me is confidential, however there are a couple of exceptions. If I am concerned about the risk of serious harm to you or to someone else I would need to break confidentiality and speak to another professional. Wherever possible, I would discuss this with you first. There are also legal limits to confidentiality and if there was any disclosure of harm to a child, threat of terrorism or drug trafficking I am obliged by law to report this to the correct authorities.

As a professional counsellor, in line with the BACP Ethical Framework requirements, my work is regularly supervised by a qualified supervisor whose role is to ensure that I am working professionally and ethically. I attend supervision and refer to my clients only by their first name and all conversations between myself and my supervisor is confidential.


Will counselling work for me? - When we have our initial telephone consultation, this will help you decide if counselling could be right for you. Many people find counselling helps them feel more comfortable in themselves and more able to cope with their problems, but it might not suit everyone. If we feel that I am not the right counsellor for you, I will do my best in referring you onto someone else who I feel might be more suitable.


How can I get the most from my counselling? - There are a few ways you can ​get the most from your experience of counselling:

·      Keep an open mind and trust the process.

·      I am not here to judge you. Try to be honest, I am here to help you.

·      Counselling is about us working together, your personal commitment is crucial to your success.

Here’s a link to the BACP website and a list of issues that can be helped by therapy:

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial consultation.

You can call me on 07522775695 to speak with me or leave a message if you would prefer. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours Monday-Friday, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

Desmond Tutu