The initial appointment is a time for us to meet each other, to talk about your expectations and to see if counselling is for you. It is also a chance for you to ensure that I am the right counsellor to meet your needs. This session lasts for 50 minutes. If it is not for you or you do not feel we are a good fit then there is no obligation to carry on.
Assuming you decide you would like some more sessions these are usually weekly on the same day and at the same time although there may be some flexibility. We can either agree a fixed number of sessions or work on an open ended basis depending on what is right for you.
How many Appointments will I need?
We can talk about your expectations at the first session. The number of session you require will depend on you and your needs. It can vary just a few sessions to much longer. There is not limit to the number of sessions you can have. I can offer short term focused work as well as long term open ended counselling or something in-between.
It is always best to plan and work towards an ending.
Ongoing appointments last for 50 minutes.
A two or three session package to review the main areas of your life or address a specific issue. This can be stand alone or you may find it is a way into longer term counselling. MoT sessions are charged at the standard fee rate.
The standard rate for an appointment is £80 (£95 for couples)
There are reduced rates available if your household income is under £30k sessions are £65.
There may be a further consession for very low income households or students.
Please mention at the time of your enquiry if you would like the reduced rate.
Payments are normally made before the session by bank transfer.
For face to face sessions there is also the option of paying in cash at the beginning of the session.
Please note that missed or cancelled session will need to be paid for in full UNLESS 48 HOURS notice is given as the space is held for you.