Frequently Asked Questions
How are you working at the moment?
Sessions are currently online. Or by telephone if you prefer. We can discuss this when you get in touch.
What happens in the first appointment/ initial assessment?
The first session is an opportunity for us to discuss your reasons for coming to counselling. It will give you a chance to ask any questions, and help us think about how best to work together. I may feel that another service would be more useful or may recommend that we begin therapy together. In this case I would make a suggestion of how many sessions to start with. Appointments are usually once a week.
What can you help with?
Issues including, but not limited to:
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Disability, Health, Identity, Infertility, Loss, Relationship issues, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Substance mis-use, Trauma, Work-related issues.
If I think that that somebody else might be better placed to help you I may refer you to a colleague with expertise in that area.
How long are the sessions?
How much is it?
Appointments are usually £80, with some concessions for daytime slots (depending on availability). We would agree the fee in your first appointment. Payment is made by transfer in advance of each session.
How do I make an appointment?
Get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3856 8239). If you are looking for an appointment at a particular time of day/ week, let me know. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Is it confidential?
Sessions are fully confidential. It may be necessary to contact your GP if you pose a significant risk to yourself or others. No contact would be made without your knowledge. I abide by the ethical guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).