FAQ & Fees

Sessions are 60 mins
Personal counselling £45
Couples counselling £65
Young people counselling £45

Fees

Each session lasts 60 minutes and are £45 for individuals and £65 for couples.

I hold two concession spaces please ask for details.

Children and young people sessions are charged at the same rate as adult sessions.

Some younger children may benefit from shorter sessions. In this case the price will reflect.

Payment can be via bank transfer or cash on the day.

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in place where full fee will be charged.

Prices will increase on 1st January 2022.

Our first session

Our first session is a chance for us to find out whether we think we would work well together. I believe that a successful outcome is dependent on a good therapeutic relationship. To get more of a sense of you, I may ask some questions such as:

  • What brings you to therapy?
  • Why now?
  • What would you like to get out of our time together?
  • How will you know when you’re feeling better?
  • What might get in the way of this happening?

Of course, you may also ask whatever questions you would like.

Counselling for Young People

I work with children over age of 7 and young people. Using a range of creative ways and play to support young people to explore their feelings and thoughts including sand, toys, drawing and puppets (creative counselling is great for adults to!)

Will I be able to attend with my child?

Parents and carers are not normally involved with the sessions, but we can discuss this during our initial contact as to whether this is appropriate. I am DBS (enhanced) checked and have worked with children and young people for over 20 years.

Couples Counselling

Couples counselling gives you both the opportunity to understand and explore your relationship.

Counselling may be the last resort to save the relationship, but through understanding how both of you are feeling and seeing the relationship can lead to better communication and ease unhappiness.

Theory behind the counselling

Being a counsellor is not just about nodding and saying ‘huh mmm’. I am an integrative, humanistic therapist. What does that mean….? Read on for a bit of the theory behind what I do.

How do I make an appointment?

You can call, text, WhatsApp or email me on the details above or on the contact page.

You can book an appointment directly by clicking here

 

When are you available?

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, I can be flexible around your situation. Please call/email/text and we can come to an agreement

 

For weekend appointments please contact me.

How many sessions will I need?

This is totally up to you! We will review how we are getting on regularly and ‘check in’ to make sure the sessions are useful.

Directions and parking

Wixams is easily accessible by road and bus links. The number 81 bus route goes through Wixams regularly. The A6 runs parallel to Wixams offering easy links to the M1 and A42. 

There is plenty of parking available on the roads.

 

Confidentiality and Privacy Policy

I take your confidentiality very seriously, and this will be discussed with you in our first session.

Please see GDPR for clients  

Do you have a waiting room?

Unfortunately, no. Sadly the counselling room does not offer the space. During the summer months parents, partners, friends are welcome to sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine.

Wixams is a beautiful village with lakes and parks, should you be waiting for someone or arrive early for your session head off down to the village lake where you can grab a coffee and enjoy our local swans and ducks!

How regular do the sessions need to be?

Sessions ideally need to be weekly to begin with however, we can discuss and review this as we go along.

What if I need to cancel a session?

If you need to cancel or reschedule just message, email or call and we can sort something out.

I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy – if sessions are cancelled / rescheduled prior to this there will no charge. However, if it is less than 24 hours you will be charged the for full session.

Are you insured?

Yes, my practice is covered by indemnity insurance.

Who are the NCS?

NCS stands for National Counselling Society. I am an accredited member and adhere fully to their code of ethics.

My child is on a waiting list with CAMHS, can they come and see you?

Absolutely! I have worked within young people mental health services for many years. Offering 1:1 work and group work around self-esteem, exam anxiety, self-harm, school phobias, low mood and the overwhelming nature of being a young person today.

It is not advisable for anyone to be seeing more than one therapist at a time; however, counselling can help bridge the gap for those on long waiting lists.

I have an enhanced DBS (criminal background check).

I am under 16, do I need my parents consent?

Yes, if you are under 16 you must have parental or carers permission to come and see me however, they are not entitled to know what we discuss in therapy unless you or someone you mention is at risk of harm. If you wish for me to share anything with the adults in your life, then we can discuss that together.

(There are limitations to confidentiality set out by law however these can be discussed before therapy begins with both adults and young people)

Are you open for face to face session during the Covid-19 pandemic?

I am open for face to face sessions. PPE will be offered (masks, face screens, perspex screen). It is your choice to accept PPE or bring your own. If you would rather not to use PPE, I shall ask you to sign a simple waiver. 

Please  see risk assessment for further information.