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3rd December 2022 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
Each session is 60, payable in advance either via PayPal or BAC. My fees are carefully considered to reflect my level of training and experience and cover certain expenses such as supervision with a BACP and UKCP registered supervisor, professional membership, insurance and continuing professional development.
If your financial situation changes during our contracted number of sessions, I can be adaptable with my fee scale depending on your requirements.

How long is each appointment?
If we agree to work together after the initial, free consultation the next appointment will be your assessment which can take more than one session depending on your needs. The assessment is an integral part of therapy and a good way to start our professional relationship.
All following appointments are 50 minutes.

How long will I need counselling for?
This is difficult to know until we have completed the assessment. It is a period decided on by both of us and I understand that some people can be restrained by their finances.
Generally it can last between 6 weeks and up to several years, depending on your needs and goals.

Where will it take place?
I have a home office in Whatton, near Bingham and Grantham where I see clients face-to-face but I also work online via Zoom/Skype.
My office is on the ground floor accessible via one step. If you are a wheelchair user or have other accessibility needs please ask me about arranging home visits or alternative premises.

Isn't online therapy less effective?
It was originally believed that this was the case but research over the last 10 years suggests otherwise. Research has revealed that people are more likely to disclose more when online making the process quicker. However, my prefered mode of working is face-to-face as it is where most of my experience lies. My role as your counsellor means finding the right type of therapy for you.

Have you had therapy?
Yes, it was a requirement for my Masters Degree. I undertook at least 200 hours over 4 years. I have lived experience as well although I prefer to avoid focusing on that as I'm here for you.