Starting therapy

Starting humanistic counselling

The decision to see a counsellor is usually not one taken lightly. Often, it takes a lot of courage to pick up the phone and make an enquiry.

If you feel, from browsing this site, that my skills may be helpful to you, I encourage you to take the first step and contact me by phone or email. There is no obligation to proceed and sometimes simply taking such action can shift something important in you.

Initial assessment by telephone is free and the aim is to help you decide whether you would like to proceed and, if so, on what basis. As with every counselling session, anything you say to me will be kept in strict confidence. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy, which is underpinned by the principle of confidentiality.

I offer short- and long-term counselling. Short-term counselling usually comprises six sessions and I usually recommend that clients commit to an initial six sessions, with a planned review at the end of this time, to see whether they would like to continue. Long-term counselling is open-ended and can be terminated by mutual agreement.

In some circumstances, I do offer fewer than six sessions, for example, to explore around a specific, limited issue. But in most cases, maximum benefit is derived from the short- or long-term modes.

Therapy consists of once-weekly meetings of 50 minutes duration.

Sessions cost £70 (£50 concessions)

For more information on starting humanistic counselling and/or to book an appointment, please contact me.

"Thank you for helping me in this period of my life. You really have been a mirror for me, so that I could better see myself. I know my heart is healing now. Thanks."