PG Dip Counselling
Who do you work with?
I work with adults, and with children and young people from year 4 onwards. If you are a parent seeking help for your son or daughter, I may suggest also working with you, either instead of or as well as your child, as this can be really beneficial in bringing about changes.
Where do you work?
I work in Monkton Farleigh, between Bath and Bradford on Avon, in a private, comfortable and quiet room.
How much do you charge?
I offer an initial introductory session, lasting around 30 minutes, for £15.
After that, my fee is £40 for a 50 minute session.
What happens at the first session?
My belief is that a good relationship is fundamental to the success of the counselling. The initial 30 minute session gives you the chance to ask questions about how I work, what is involved, and decide whether you would feel comfortable with me working with you or your child.
It may be that we decide not to work together, and I can offer advice and information about finding other sources of help.
What are counselling sessions like?
I provide a private, safe space where you are able to talk about any aspect of your life, whether it is something you wish to change, think about or do differently, or simply discuss with someone unconnected with your day-to-day life.
Often we will spend the time talking, though I may suggest using creativity or art therapy techniques if I feel it could help. For sessions with younger clients, please see the dedicated page for more information.
How often would I see you?
Usually people see me weekly, at the same time and day each week. Sometimes towards the end of the work we may meet fortnightly.
How many times will I see you?
This varies from person to person, and will be a mutual decision. For some, around 6 weeks may feel enough, but for others a more open-ended approach may be better, perhaps working together for 6 months or more. We will review regularly to check how things are going, which allows us to be flexible in adapting the counselling to best suit your changing needs.
What happens if I cancel an appointment?
If less than 24 hours notice is given for cancelling an appointment, the full session fee may be charged.
What if I still have more questions?
I am really happy to be contacted to answer any questions you may wish to discuss before arranging a meeting – please feel free to phone, text or email me with your queries.