Who is it for?
Counselling and psychotherapy is for any individual who may be experiencing difficulty or distress in their lives. It is for any individual who would like to talk to someone in confidence who is trained professionally to help, someone who is not a friend or family member. Some of the issues counselling may help with include: Anxiety and stress; Depression; Relationship Difficulties; Loss and Bereavement; Living with Illness; Trauma/ Family/ Relationship Dysfunction, Abuse; Self Esteem and Confidence issues; Eating Difficulties.These are just a few examples of some of the problems that people seek counselling for. You may not know what it is that's troubling you and may need time to start to let this unfold in our work together and this ok too.
People also seek Counselling and Psychotherapy to help them develop their self awareness for personal growth reasons, including other professionals and trainee Counsellors. I currently work with many students, please contact me for further details.
How long do I come for?
This depends on the nature of your problem. We will discuss this during the initial assessment session. Some clients are seen on a short term basis (6-8 sessions) to deal with a specific problem in the here and now. Others are working on deeper issues and for this reason, generally need more time. Longer term psychotherapy can be anything from a year upwards. Regular reviews of our work are carried out to ensure you are getting what you need from counselling and that we are on track in the work.
Is everything I say confidential?
I treat the content of our therapy sessions as confidential,outlined by the SPTI ethical codes of practice. I also adhere to the UKCP codes of ethical practice of which I am a member.
How much does it cost?
Initial session is free. My fees for therapy thereafter are £45.00 per individual session.
If you are uncertain whether counselling or therapy is for you, or if you would like to find out more, please contact me by phone or email. I will speak to you briefly and then we can arrange a no commitment consultation if this is something you wish to do. I offer a free initial consultation session which lasts roughly 50 minutes. Here we can discuss your reasons for coming and whether counselling can help.