How many sessions will I need?

This depends on what you would like to gain from counselling.

Some people want to use their sessions for a specific issue. In this case it might take six to eight sessions to come to some sort of resolution.

Other people may wish to explore long term or deeply rooted problems, and those people may choose to have open-ended counselling as part of their ongoing support.

The choice will always be yours, and you will not be pressurised into having more sessions than you want.

You can also stop counselling at any time, however it is beneficial to work towards an ending together.

What happens if I can't make it to a session?

I would ask that you please give me at least 48 hours notice if you have to cancel our session, in which case there will be no charge.

If there is no notice given, I would have to ask for the full session fee, so please let me know if you can’t make it.

However, I do realise that unavoidable, last minute things can happen in life and there may be circumstances when this may be waived.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling tends to focus on current difficulties or challenges.

Psychotherapy is longer term work, focusing upon deeper rooted issues.

Working together, we may use both to meet your needs.

What kind of issues can I bring to counselling?

You can bring any issue or difficulty that you would like to talk about.

There is no right or wrong thing – it’s about your needs. I am here to support you in exploring whatever is troubling you.

What is the first step?

The first step is to contact me by phone or email to arrange an initial appointment.

What is expected of me?

Please try to be punctual for our sessions. Switch off your phone during the sessions. Sometimes counselling can be difficult, so be prepared to stick with it when the going gets tough.

What is couple's counselling?

Couple’s counselling is to support and work through issues between any two people in a relationship.

You may be in a romantic relationship, married, a civil partnership or considering any of these.

You may also be separating and wish to seek resolution and move forwards.

I also offer two-person relationship therapy within families such as parent-child and sibling-sibling, or between significant others e.g. friendships.


My fees are:

  • £50 per 50-minute individual session;
  • £70 per 60-minute couples session;
  • £95 per initial 90-minute couples assessment.

I offer an initial free half hour consultation with no obligation.

I offer a discount for Trainee Counsellors.

I may be able to offer some flexibility depending on individual circumstances.

We can discuss this at the initial session.

Fees are payable on the day of the session, methods include:

  • Cash
  • BACS Transfer