I invite clients to a free initial consultation which lasts 30 minutes. During this time we will explore the problems you wish to deal with and find out whether we can work together. There is no point in having a counsellor unless you feel you can relate to each other. This initial consultation is very important.
Once we have decided to proceed, my fees are:
£45.00 per session for 50 minutes
£60.00 per session for 90 minutes
Ideally, we would meet weekly or fortnightly.
Find out more or contact me about setting up a meeting
Sometimes I will address the immediate problem, although it is important to see what is behind the difficulties. So, together we will explore your behaviour and perhaps not the obvious issues but what is behind them and how did you get there. We will make a plan for your sessions using CBT or a Humanistic Integrative approach whatever is best for you.
It is common that you will lead the session but it does sometimes depend on your issues. In my experience, I have found that I might perhaps need to bring you back and focus on your difficulties. Sometimes it can be very painful to deal with the hurt. It is your choice what you bring to our sessions; however, I want you to get the most benefit from them, so sometimes I might support you in finding the right direction.
I believe my strengths are my honesty with my clients and my empathy with them. Another strength is my passion for helping clients to find a positive outlook in life and be able to explore new things that they previously found difficult.
Part of my training is to take my own personal therapy so I am aware how important is to be ready to make any changes and deal with the pain that has been built up for a very long time.
We are all different and it all depends on you how you feel about talking to, and trusting your counsellor. I am very friendly, caring and honest so hopefully this will help you to work in a warm environment that you feel relaxed in and are able to talk freely.