Counselling for Individuals

Individual counselling offers a safe place to explore and understand your challenges and help you figure out a way forward. I offer short and long term counselling using an integrative approach and have experience working with a whole range of issues including depression and anxiety.

What is an integrative approach in therapy

Each client is unique and a one size fits all approach to therapy is not always helpful. An integrative approach allows the counsellor to draw upon various theories and ideas to fit the needs of the client and their difficulties.

Are you a qualified and experienced counsellor

Yes. I have a certificate in couple counselling and a postgraduate certificate in psychosexual therapy and over 11 years’ experience with Relate. I am a volunteer counsellor at the Jewish Marriage Council, an organisation which provides counselling services to the Jewish community. I take GP referrals through the Counselling Foundation.

Do you belong to a professional body?

Yes. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

Both organisations require evidence of qualifications and good professional standards and I am bound by their codes of conduct. Both organisations also provide complaints procedures should this be required.

Fees, cancellation policy and payment methods

What is your cancellation policy?

In general I have a 48 hour rule for cancellations. For appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice I will always do my best to reschedule. However that time is booked out for you and I am unable to take on other work at that time. If you miss or cancel your session within 24 hours of your appointment you will be charged the full cost of the appointment.

How much do you charge?

The fee for individual clients is £50 per session.  I offer two reduced rate appointments per week.  

I offer a no obligation assessment session for £40.

How can I pay?

You can pay by card, BACS or cash.

Do you issue receipts?

I provide receipts for all payments made.

When do I pay?

If you pay by cash or card you pay for the session at the end of that session. If paying by BACS then you pay prior to the session.

How long does counselling or therapy last?

Short term counselling often takes 6-12 sessions.

The number of sessions depends on the issues you are exploring and how you choose to work.

How long is a session?

Sessions last 50 minutes.

How frequent will the sessions be?

Usually I meet clients on a weekly basis, but I understand that this is not always convenient, and make every effort to be flexible where possible.

Will the sessions be confidential?

Yes. My counselling room is completely private and I follow the guidance of my professional bodies in the way I take and store notes.

There is always a gap between sessions so it is highly unlikely that clients would meet each other.

Can counselling really help me?

Nearly all counselling clients report some benefit and most say they have been helped significantly. I am well-qualified and very experienced working with relationship problems and psychosexual issues, generalised anxiety, social/health anxiety, depression, post natal depression, abuse and domestic violence.  We will work together to make sustainable changes.

Being open and honest is a key factor in making progress to overcome your difficulties.