This is not a counselling session as such. It is an opportunity for ‘getting to know’ and discussing expectations of the therapeutic relationship; a chance to sample the person-centred approach and decide if you are comfortable with it and me as your counsellor.If so, we would agree terms, conditions and fees at the same time.
Sessions are for 1 hour duration. Weekly to begin with – usually the same time, day and place (but can be flexible for individual circumstances).
NB: The time is takes to complete counselling is variable in all circumstances and it is beneficial to work towards a mutually agreeable ending together.
£25 (individuals) £45 (couples)
£40 (individuals) £60 (couples) £30 (concessions and full-time students) per session
Fees are payable by cash at each session or by bank transfer if preferable.
NB: Fees are reviewed yearly each January.
48 hours notice is required otherwise the full fee is payable. Illness is unavoidable at times for us all, but half the usual fee will become payable if a session is cancelled at the very last minute. In the unusual event that your appointment is cancelled by me at short notice, there will be no charge for your next session.
First session free of charge.
Further sessions £35 per hour or £50 for one and a half hours (concessions for both student and newly qualified counsellors - up to 6 months post qualification).