Frequently Asked Questions

It is my firm belief that one size does not fit all, and that everyone is unique with individual needs. However, I wanted to highlight some frequently asked questions....

How do I know if I need counselling?

Counselling sessions can help you to gain clarity on an issue, change old patterns, untangle complex personal issues, or embark on a journey of self-development. You may seek counselling as a result of a crisis, or you may be encouraged to seek counselling by family members, friends or colleagues.

How many counselling sessions will I need?

Dependable on individual needs. I provide ongoing therapy, with regular reviews, as well brief therapy (up to six sessions) and single session therapy.

Are sessions confidential?

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere  to their professional codes of conduct regarding confidentiality and ethical practice. Breach of confidentiality will be discussed if I feel something that suggests you or others are at serious risk of harm.

What happens if I miss or cancel an appointment?

Sessions can be cancelled up to 24 hours prior without charge. Cancellations within 24 hours of the agreed time will be charged a £20.00 cancellation fee. Non attendance at the agreed time will be charged the late cancellation fee of £20.00 and must be paid before the beginning of the next session

If you are a private practice, why do I have to provide my GP details?

Therapists request GP details for the unlikely event you had a medical emergency while attending therapy. In the case of a psychological or emotional emergency, your therapist would seek your permission to contact your GP in the interests of your safety and/or wellbeing.