Below are the most common questions I’ve been asked about counselling with me. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please give me a call or send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
What happens once I contact you?
I will contact you to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session. This gives you a chance to tell me a bit about the things you're finding difficult so that I can assess whether I'm the right Therapist to help you. It also gives you a chance to see whether you feel comfortable talking to me.
If we're both happy, then I'll send you some forms to complete and we will set a date and time or our first session.
Where do you work?
I also work online with anyone in the UK.
When can I see you?
I offers appointments during the day time and evenings - I see clients in Beeston on Mondays and Wednesdays and in West Bridgford on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as offering on-line sessions. Please contact me to check for availability.
I offer a free on-line introductory session of 30 minutes. This is an opportunity for us to decide whether we are a “good fit” to work together
What is the length of a session?
For Adults, the length of a therapy session is 50 minutes.
Do you work with children?
I work with young people from the age of 12.
What will happen in our sessions?
This will be a different for each person I work with and I will be led by what feels right for you. My aim is to create a time when you feel safe and able to work out how you wish to use your sessions. I am happy to discuss what you would like to happen but I am equally happy for you to just bring whatever comes to your mind on the day. There is no agenda from me apart from being alongside you wherever you are. This is also something we can explore in the free 30 minute introductory session.
How many sessions can I have?
You can have as many sessions as you need. As each person is different there is no set number of sessions. It will be up to you to decide when you want to stop.
How often will we meet?
Regular weekly sessions are seen as the most effective approach to gain long term benefits from counselling. However, as therapy progresses, some clients move to fortnightly sessions. If I can, I am happy to accommodate irregular working patterns.
Ideally, counselling is a weekly commitment but regularity of sessions are discussed with each client at the start of therapy and I do have some fortnightly slots available for those clients on a budget.
What qualifications have you got?
I have a Masters degree (MA) in Person-Centred, Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Nottingham, which I passed with Distinction. As a member of the BACP I am committed to operating within their ethical framework,