Frequently Asked Questions
D you offer online or telephone counselling?
Yes. I offer counselling through via Skype or telephone.
How much does a counselling session cost?
Face-to-face sessions cost £60 for 50 minutes. Telephone or Skype sessions cost £50 for 50 minutes. This can be negotiated for people on a lower income. We can discuss this at our first session, and the fee for that session will be at the agreed rate.
Do you accept clients through private medical insurance?
Yes. I currently accept clients insured through Cigna.
What happens at the first session?
Our first session is a chance for us to get to know each other, and see how we might work together. Part of the session will be taken up by a short assessment, and - if agreed - we will also use the time to go through and sign the client-counsellor contract that sets out the counselling relationship.
The fee for the first session is due on or before the day, and can be paid in cash or via bank transfer.
What happens if I miss a session?
If you cancel a session with 36 hours notice or more, no fee is payable. If you cancel within 36 hours of your appointment, the full session fee will be payable. This also applies if you miss your session and do not cancel.
What happens when I want to end my counselling?
Part of therapy is knowing when you want to end your therapy sessions, making the decision and communicating that to your counsellor. If you decide that the time for this has come, I am happy to discuss this with you, and will usually suggest a final session to ensure that our counselling relationship has a clear and positive ending you can build on.