Frequently Asked Questions
As a professional Counsellor, asking the right questions is very important. Below you will find a compilation of the most common questions I’ve been asked about the services I provide. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please give me a call or send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
How will counselling help me?
My work is based on a foundation of theory and techniques that I draw upon when working with my clients. I use a unique integration of counselling, mindfulness and therapeutic interventions based on neuroscience, together with my qualities of empathy, warmth and compassion to offer you a transformative experience. I believe in exploring and healing the root cause of your issue, as well as helping you to cope with your difficult symptoms and unhelpful patterns.
What should I expect from our first session?
Our intial session will give you the chance to explore what it is you are looking for from counselling and how we can work together to achieve that. I shall do my utmost to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible as I fully appreciate how big a step beginning counselling can feel.
We will also have the opportunity to discuss the number of sessions needed, boundaries, confidentiality and fees. The session should give you a feel as to whether counselling feels right for you.
How long is a session?
Sessions last for 50 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
The duration of counselling really depends on your individual needs. Some clients find that they need just a few sessions to gain some clarity as to how and why they are feeling the way they do, whereas others benefit greatly from long-term therapy. We can discuss your needs during our first session and review as we continue to work together.
What are your fees?
A 50 minute counselling session, online or face-to-face, costs £50, including the intial assessment.
Payment is accepted by cash, card or bank transfer on the day of each session.
EMDR assessment and therapy requires a longer session of 90 mins at £80
Where are you based?
My counselling room is based in a comfortable, confidential space at - Therapies, 17 Tudor Court, Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields NN4 6FF. My practice is easily accessible from the M1 J15 and approximately 4 miles from the town centre.
Do you offer online counselling?
Absolutely, yes. I work with many clients all over the world via secure video link.
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is plenty of free parking right outside.
Can I still have counselling during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Absolutely. In fact counselling is more important than ever during this crisis, in enabling people to access support from the safety of their home. I offer online counselling sessions via a secure video link.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
MindEd programme for Counselling Children and Young People
Training in Relationship Counselling
CRUSE Awareness in bereavement counselling
Understanding the neuroscience of sexualised trauma
Attachment Theory certified training
Certified Practitioner in Rewind Trauma Technique
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice.