Frequently Asked Questions
How are you working at the moment?
I am not taking on new clients at the moment. This space will be updated as soon as I have availability.
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).