People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, ranging from a specific current problem to complex long-term difficulties. Often they are prompted to seek help by a present crisis. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, in my practice you can expect to be treated with respect and empathy in a safe, supportive and confidential setting. You will be encouraged to explore your feelings and give voice to anything that feels difficult, painful or unresolved. We may examine your thinking and behavioural patterns and your core beliefs about yourself and the world in order to gain insight into where they come from. You may decide that they are no longer serving you well and I will help you to replace them with more useful beliefs and healthier behaviour. At times you may be encouraged to do some work between the sessions at home. Ultimately my aim will be to support you through your difficulties and make the changes that you want, so that you could live life that you want, with more self-awareness and self-acceptance, clarity, resilience, fulfilment and meaning. The length of counselling would depend on you and the complexity of the presenting issues that you bring and this would become clearer after the first couple of sessions. It can range from shorter-term, goal specific work (12 sessions) to long-term and open-ended therapy. To find out more about getting help for Eating disorders and weight and body image issues please click here.
Sessions and Fees
During the initial contact via phone or email I will arrange an initial appointment for you as soon as possible. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to get the sense of how I work so that we could decide whether further sessions would be beneficial to you.
For the initial 50 minute session I charge £50. The fee for further 50 minute sessions is £60.
I usually have some spaces available for reduced fee clients (students or those on low income). Please contact me for further details.
For cancellations a one week notice is required, otherwise a full fee would be charged.