Common questions

How much do sessions cost?

My current fees are:

  • Individual clients £40
  • Couples £45

How long do sessions last?

Each session lasts for 60 minutes. Longer sessions are available for couples work, and for pieces of individual work which require more time.

What if I cannot make our appointment?

If you discover you can’t make our appointment, please let me know as soon as possible. We can then rearrange it.

I have a cancellation policy of requiring 24 working hours notice to cancel an appointment. If a cancellation is made within this time, I will charge for the session as though it has taken place. This is standard professional practice. It reflects the fact that it is very unlikely that I will be able to use your appointment time for another client at such short notice.

How many sessions will I need?

This is a very difficult question to answer as everyone’s needs and goals are different. In our initial appointment, it is likely that I will give you some idea of whether I think your issues and aims are suitable for short or longer term work.

Frequency of sessions and length of work are two of the subjects we would cover in our first session, and we would include our arrangements about these in our plan for your therapy.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy? Which do I need?

There is no universally accepted distinction between counselling and psychotherapy. However in general terms, counselling tends to be shorter term, and to concentrate on here-and-now problem solving. This might include, for example, improving communication skills, emotional literacy, assertiveness, and positive thinking. Psychotherapy tends to be a longer-term process, and will often include work to understand the underlying issues effecting people’s choices and behaviours, with a view to solving problems by tackling these root causes.

I offer both counselling and psychotherapy approaches flexibly according to your needs and the therapy plan we have made in your initial appointment.