MBACP SENIOR ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR/ PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
SURVIVORS UK Registered
Bupa recognised therapist
Barnardo’s Approved Adoption Counsellor
Registered Private Healthcare Insurance Provider*
Counselling is often described as a space for you to meet yourself . An hour of your time where you do not need to think of anyone else but yourself. I am acutely aware of how daunting this may seem but by reading this you have taken the first step on your journey.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor/Pyschotherapist with 25 years of experience helping clients to explore their issues and hopefully to move to a place of inner peace. This can take time and there may be a few hiccups along the way, but I will be there to help navigate these if you wish.
In order to enable this process, I provide a non-clinical, calm, confidential space where you can explore your difficulties. My self-contained room is located on the side of my house with parking and toilet facilities.
I will empathically listen to your story and not judge or tell you what to do. You know best even though it may not be apparent to you at the start.
If you are ready to take the next step, please do not hesitate to contact me for an initial consultation, without obligation to book further.
*Registered Provider with most Private Healthcare Insurance Providers (EAP’s)
I offer one-to-one, individual counselling- during which, we will work together without opinion or judgement. My interest is in helping you understand yourself and explore how your life can be satisfying, by taking responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Learn more…
I am highly experienced in offering Couple Counselling and the dynamic during this is different to individual counselling. My aim is to respect each of your points of view. We will also discuss boundaries to be set between you, in order that you both feel safe in expressing your feelings. Learn more…
How the process works…
Get in touch
Drop me an email or give me a call to let me know that you’re interested in taking the next steps in your counselling experience.
We will meet in a private room on the side of my house, which I hope you will find a safe space for you to explore what is happening in your life. At the end of our first session, you can decide if you feel comfortable moving forward and we will book our next session.
Throughout our counselling relationship, anything you say to me is confidential and no information will be given to any other person without your permission except in exceptional circumstances*. You are in charge of how many sessions you have and we will regularly assess your progress together, in order to ensure you are receiving the very best of help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is on-street parking available outside and around my home. If you arrive early, I ask if you could wait in your car until your appointment time. This is so that I can maintain your confidentiality and that of others that I may be seeing before you. We will meet in a private room on the side of my house, which I hope you will find a safe space for you to explore what is happening in your life.
How much do sessions cost?
My fees for sessions are as follows:
Individual Counselling – £50.00 per hour
Couple Counselling – £60.00 per hour
Clinical Supervision – £60.00 per 1 ½ hours
In exceptional circumstances and for students, I will consider offering a concession which can be discussed during the Consultation.
Fees are payable 24 hours in advance of your session via Bank Transfer (BACs) or Cash.
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what if i need to cancel my appointment?
I ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation, otherwise I may charge the full session fee. Obviously, there may be times when this is not possible, which will be taken into consideration.
what if there are things i find hard to talk about?
I will not push you into talking about anything you do not want to – this will take time and trust. I am here to support you in your journey.
I am not here to judge you but to help you to understand yourself and explore how your life can be satisfying, by taking responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour. If you change anything at all about yourself, it will be because you want to, not because I think you ought to do so.
It’s perfectly acceptable to feel upset or emotional during a session. Tears are a way of expressing emotion and it is better to cry outwardly than inwardly.
Can I use my private healthcare insurance?
Yes. I am a Registered Provider with most well known Private Healthcare Insurance Companies (Employee Assistance Programmes). Please find me via the Company Website or contact me for details.
will everything i say be kept confidential?
In accordance with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Code of Ethics, I will offer you the highest possible level of confidentiality, in order to respect your privacy and create the trust necessary for counselling both couples and individuals. This means that anything you say to me is confidential and no information will be given to any other person without your permission.
However, there are exceptions to this policy and they are if I feel you to be at risk of causing harm to yourself or others or I am summoned by a Court of Law. These exceptions apply to all counselling agencies and counsellors and I will be happy to provide further information if required.
Any information and data that is obtained during our sessions is not only confidential but also GDPR compliant.
what is supervision?
As do all counsellors, I have ongoing formal consultative support for my work in accordance with professional requirements. This is so that I can regularly monitor and review my work to maintain good practice. During these meetings I will only be discussing what my thoughts were in our sessions, therefore maintaining client confidentiality.