Length and number of sessions
Each session lasts for 50 minutes, this is the standard therapeutic hour. The number of sessions is individual to you and your journey. The first session will enable us to establish a minimum number of sessions which we can work towards but which we will review and adapt as necessary as you move through your sessions. You are, of course, free to change this and leave counselling at any point although it's useful to have an 'ending' session to 'tie-up' loose ends and create a positive ending to your counselling journey.
Frequency of sessions
I work with my clients weekly, but am flexible according to your needs. I see my clients during the day and early evening. Unfortunately, I don't work weekends.
Cost of each session
The cost for each 50 min session is £50. This is payable by cash or BACS before each session. Once payment has been received I will confirm your session day and time.
What happens in the initial session?
The initial session is an opportunity for you to outline what has brought you to counselling and ask any questions that you might have. It also allows us to address practical issues such as number of sessions required, cost, contracting, etc. We will also establish whether I am the right counsellor to work effectively with your particular issue(s) and, if not, I can signpost you to another counsellor who has the appropriate skills to match your needs.
What is your cancellation policy?
If 24 hours notice is given that you intend to miss or change a session, then no charge will be incurred. However, I will need to charge the full fee if less than 24 hours notice is given as it is unlikely I can fill this slot within this time-frame.
Will counselling be able to help me?
Working with a counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment may help you gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts, emotions and behaviour, thereby enabling you to begin the process or bring about a lasting change in a direction that feels authentic to you.
Are the sessions confidential?
Yes, everything we discuss is strictly confidential. However, there are a number of exceptions to this confidentiality rule as follows:
- if a client discloses risk of serious harm to themselves or others
- if I am required to do so by a court of law
- to prevent or help in the detection of serious crime
My practice is at Little Chalfont Doctors surgery. It has ample parking, discreet entrance and close to Chalfont & Latimer tube station and the M25.