Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
The terms Counselling and Psychotherapy get used interchangeably but different professionals will often have their own meanings behind them. They offer similar services, Counselling can usually be referred to short-term therapy, which works with a client on a specific issue within 6-12 sessions, whereas Psychotherapy or Therapy can be more long-term.
Q. How do I know if Counselling is for me?
It can be very daunting to seek counselling, especially for the first time. Even if you find that counselling may be the right path to take, it can be frightening to find the right professional to work with. It is why I suggest for you to send me an email or give me a call to discuss your options. If you'd like, we can arrange an initial session together to talk about what you may want from counselling and to see whether we can work together. This is to ensure you have the opportunity to search for the right person for you before making any commitments.
Q. How much does Counselling cost and how do I pay?
The fee of the initial session and any further sessions are charged at £70 each. Payment is accepted by a bank transfer just before each session. If you would prefer a brief telephone call before any commitment, I'd be happy to arrange that at free of charge. I am also recognised by the following Health Insurance Providers: Aviva, AXA and VitalityHealth.
Q. How long do sessions last?
Your initial session lasts for 50 minutes, it gives you the chance to meet with me and to ask any queries you may have about counselling. Sessions thereafter take place usually on a once a week basis. They also last 50 minutes and usually take place on the same day and at the same time, unless otherwise arranged.
Q. How many sessions will I need?
This may vary, depending on the nature of what you bring to therapy. I will regularly review with you to discuss progress.
Q. How do I make an appointment?
Please feel free to leave me a message if you reach my voicemail, I will try and return your phone call within 24 hours during the week and will get back to you after any bank holiday or weekend. Alternatively, you can leave a message on my contact page.
Q. Who do you work with?
I work with Individuals, aged 14 and over, either in person or remotely.