How much do you charge per session?
I charge £55.00 per 50 minute session.
Do you offer online counselling?
Yes - my entire practice is currently on-line via Zoom
Do yo offer telephone counselling?
I can offer telephone counselling if you are unable to have counselling via Zoom.
Are you qualified to work online?
Yes, in addition to my counselling qualifications, I am a Certified Cyber Therapist. This means that I have undertaken comprehensive training through OTI - the Online Therapy Institute to ensure I am working proficiently and ethically online.
Are you seeing clients face to face at the moment?
No - my practice is now exclusively online with the exception of Telephone Therapy.
How often will I need to see you?
Ideally, counselling is a weekly commitment but regularity of sessions are discussed with each client at the start of therapy and I do have some fortnightly slots available for those clients on a budget.
How long will I need counselling for?
The length of time is entirely your choice. I can offer short term counselling (usually 8 weeks) if time or finances are limited, but I do tend to work longer term with most clients, depending on the nature of the issue they bring.
Will you give me advice?
As your Therapist, I will not give you advice or solve your problems for you. I will listen to your story, help you look at things from a different angle and give you a better understanding of the issue to enable you to make positive changes yourself.
How soon can I see you?
Usually, once you have had your free telephone assessment, I can normally see you within one week, depending on availability at the time of the call.
Do you work with children?
No. I work with adults aged 18+ years.
If you have a child aged 11-18 years needing help, they I can refer you to some excellent Child Therapists based in Southend-on-Sea. Alternatively, your child can access Kooth.com - Kooth is a transformational on-line mental health support service giving children and young people easy access to an online community of peers and access to a team of experienced counsellors. If you would like to find out more about Kooth click here.
Do you work with couples?
No. I work on a 1-2-1 basis with clients experiencing relationship issues but if you would like to try couples therapy, I can give you details of local therapists I can recommend.
Do you have any client testimonials?
You'll find a number of past client's testimonials throughout the website at the bottom of each page.
You say you’re a BACP Registered Counsellor – what does that mean?
BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. Being a Registered Member demonstrates that I meet high standards of proficiency, professionalism and ethical practice. I am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and you can check my listing here.
If you have any other questions you would like to ask me, then do get in touch - I'd love to hear from you.
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