Fees & FAQ's

Fees and sessions

 

My fee is £50 per session for individuals. This is for face to face, telephone or a Skype session. I offer a concessionary rate to counselling students and those who are on low incomes – please contact me for further details.

 

After the initial assessment if you feel that you are comfortable to work with me, fees are payable one week in advance.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

What is counselling?

I shall not endeavour to give you an instant solution nor will I make any judgments. Counselling is a unique professional relationship which can provide you with the space and freedom to work through your concerns and restore emotional well-being.

The professional body in Scotland has produced a short video on counselling, please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/15252299

 

What happens during an assessment appointment?

The first appointment is a free 30 minute session whereby we will meet to see if we can work together. You will have the opportunity to discuss your needs and I will explain how I work.

 

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions you might need will depend on your individual requirements. You might feel that you need a few appointments in order to work on a particular area, or you may have circumstances that require long term counselling – it is completely up to you.

 

Will I need to sign a contract?

If we agree to work together I will ask you to read through and sign a contract. This will detail exactly what you can expect from counselling and the service I offer. However, please be aware that you will not be committed to a certain number of sessions and you are free to end the counselling at any point you choose to do so.

 

How do I know whether my counsellor is practicing safely and ethically?

I see a qualified clinical supervisor on a regular basis to ensure that my counselling practice meets the BACP standards of professional practice.