Frequently asked questions

How much are sessions and how can I pay?


All sessions are £50/hour for individuals and £60/hour for couples. This fee can be paid via bank transfer beforehand to confirm the session. Reference can just be your initials.




How do I make an appointment?


The first step to start counselling would be for us to meet for an initial assessment. This is a chance for us to get to know each other a bit and discuss what's brought you to counselling. We will discuss how I work, what to expect, what's going on for you and how I might be able to help...etc. If we're both happy to continue, then we can discuss further sessions. There is no obligation to continue after this first meeting. If you have any questions or would like to chat before booking anything in, simply give me a ring or send me an email providing your number and a good time to call and I will contact you. If you'd like to simply go ahead and make an appointment, get in touch to let me know that you'd like to book in an initial assessmenet session and give me a brief outline of what you're coming to counselling for (this is to ensure I am able to work within my competency and feel confident I can help). If I think I'm able to help, we will look at a suitable time for both of us to meet and book in the initial assessment session.




Are face-to-face sessions available?


Working online via Zoom will be my main way of working for the foreseeable future. However, I do offer walk and talk sessions in and around Chichester Canal or Dell Quay as my face-to-face option.




How does online counselling work?


I use a safe, secure and easy to access online program called Zoom that you can access here. Click here for a 'How to use Zoom' video for added guidance. It's quite straightforward but let me know if you have any questions.




How many sessions will I need?


It's hard to say how many sessions you might need as this will all depend on what you're coming to counselling for and what you'd like to get out of sessions. This will all be discussed in our initial assessment session so that we're both on the same page about how you'd like to work and what I think will be more appropriate/effective. Sessions can range from short-term work (anywhere from 4-10 sessions) to longer term work that can be 20+ sessions. No matter how we decide to proceed, we will always review our work every couple of sessions to reassess and adjust our agreement depending on our progress.




Is counselling confidential?


All sessions are completely confidential. However, there are limits to this. Confidentiality may need to be broken if I suspect: - you are at risk of immediately harming yourself or someone else. - there is a child under the age of 16 in danger. - if any law is broken involving drug trafficking or terrorism. I will always try to speak with you about this and raise my concerns, allowing us to discuss how to move forward. I do also work with a superivsior monthly to discuss my cases, but only your first name is used and these sessions are confidential between us, with the above exceptions.




What's your availability?


My availibility varies day to day. However, general working hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




Have a question I haven't answered here?


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Do you offer concessions?


I don't offer any concessions. However, I do offer varying frequency (fortnightly...etc) to make sessions more affordable.