Where are you based?
I offer both online (via zoom) and in-person counselling sessions based at the Crown Counselling room in Newport Pagnell (Milton Keynes - UK)
How much are the sessions?
My fee is £50 per 50 minute session, this payment is due each week prior to your booked session via bank transfer and is the same for both online and in-person sessions.
How long are the sessions and how long do I have to have counselling for?
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and is at the same time every week. I work open ended with opportunities to review our work together every 6 sessions.
What is your availability like?
I offer sessions during the day in school hours and term time only.
Do you offer sessions 2 weekly rather than every week?
I offer weekly sessions as sessions do not take place during the school holidays there for from a therapeutic perspective there would be a lack of consistency in our work.
What's the process?
Following your initial enquiry I ask you to complete a referral form. From there if I feel that we may be able to work together I will offer you an initial consultation session where we can get to know one another and explore further what you are looking for in terms of support. I will also share more about how I work and you can ask any questions you may have.
From there if we do decide to work together we will meet weekly for a 50 minute session either in-person or online via Zoom.
Is it confidential?
Yes all sessions are confidential however if I feel that you may be at serious risk of harm to yourself or someone else of if you have disclosed that you have broken the law I may have to break confidentiality.
I also see a supervisor to discuss my work but this is also bound by confidentiality.
What if you can't help me?
As a counsellor I have an ethical duty to only work with clients whom I feel I am competent to work with. If you present with an issue that I may not have experience in I will work with you to signpost you to the appropriate support for your needs.
I don't have a diagnosed Mental Health condition can you still work with me?
Absolutely! Counselling really is for anyone.