Your questions matter
Hopefully I answer them below or in our working agreement, but if you can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to get in touch. I offer a free initial phone or video call plus reduced-fee, no obligation first appointment to help you start to get a sense of whether we could work well together and to help answer any questions you may have.
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Face to face, phone and online appointments
Initial 15 to 20 minute phone or video call: Free
Up to one hour...
Ongoing support: £50 within a £30 to £70 sliding scale.
Learn as a focussed course over eight weeks or over at least three months if integrated with counselling. More >
The full fee is usually payable if you do not attend, or cancel within 24 hours of, your appointment.
Your first appointment
Therapy can provide a quiet and accepting place where you can be heard and acknowledged as well as a place to actively and creatively explore important issues. Our first session involves gathering key information about what's going on in your life, so it can have a different vibe to how we'd be when we've settled into working together. It's also a space with no obligations on either side i.e. we have an initial conversation and start to get a sense of whether we could work well together.
Feel free to check out the Counselling page to get more of a taste of the different ingredients in the therapy casserole.
This is central to my guiding ethical framework. If I get concerned that you may harm yourself or another, I'll discuss this with you and explore options for extra support. My working agreement says more about how I maintain a safe and confidential space.
I discuss counselling issues with my supervisor who also maintains confidentiality.
If you're struggling
Take care of yourself
If you're concerned about your mental health, please speak with your GP as soon as possible even if you're reaching out to counsellors, psychotherapists or other professionals.
Call NHS 111 or the Samaritans on 116 123 any time of the day or night if you're experiencing unbearable emotional pain.
Do you keep falling into a big, dark hole and fear there's no way out?
Reading Portia Nelson's words of hope may remind you that you're not alone in your suffering and that there are life-affirming ways to deal with emotional pain.
Don't suffer in silence.
You're not alone.