Q. How can counselling help me?
A. Counselling will give you the opportunity to think and talk about whatever is going on for you in a confidential, non-judgemental space. This will enable you to gain more clarity, become more self-aware and understand the cause of any imbalance you may be experiencing along with your patterns of responding to your difficulties. This will then open up your potential to make positive changes in your life.
Q. What kind of problems can counselling help with?
A. Counselling can be used to address almost anything that might me raising concerns for you and your wellbeing. Some examples include;
Anxiety and stress
Bereavement and loss
Cultural identity issues
Major life changes
Redundancy and work issues
Q. How much will each session cost?
A. Individual counselling sessions: £60 each (£50 if remotely)
Couple’s therapy sessions: £80 each
Supervision: £60 per hour
Payment can be made on the day of the session by bank transfer.
Q. How long is each session?
A. Individual counselling sessions: 50 minutes each
Couple’s therapy sessions: 1 hour
Supervision: As required
Q. How long will I have to wait for an appointment?
A. I usually manage to offer a first appointment within 1-2 weeks depending on your availability and flexibility.
Q. What should I expect from my first counselling session?
A. Your first session is really an opportunity to decide whether you want to pursue counselling and whether you feel comfortable with me as your therapist. I would use the opportunity to ask some questions and find out a little about you and what brings you to counselling. So that I too can be clear about whether I can be of help to you before we agree to work together.
Q. What will couple’s therapy entail?
A. The assessment process for the couple’s therapy requires that I first meet with the both of you, then I would arrange to see you individually for one session each then together again to feedback what I make of your relationship, the patterns, pitfalls and how I can help.
Behavioural Couple’s Therapy is more directive and will require your commitment to work on your relationship in between sessions by practising the exercises you learn with me in the sessions.
Your relationship doesn’t have to be completely falling apart before you can justify seeking couple’s therapy, sometimes communication can breakdown in a mutually loving, caring relationship because of something else like loss, trauma, or depression in one of the partners.
Q. Where will the sessions take place?
A. I generally work from the counselling rooms at Christchurch in Uxbridge. The full address is; Redford Way, Belmont Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ.
There is a small car park that is free to use for the duration of your session with me and the venue is a 2 minute walk from Uxbridge bus and train station.
However, I also offer individual counselling and supervision over the telephone or via video conferencing.
Q. What if I need to cancel?
A. I understand that there will be times when this might happen, I just ask that you give me as much notice as possible and I would endeavour to do the same.
Half my fee will be charged if you give me less than 24 hours of notice of a cancellation.