Counselling getting started
Free Telephone Conversation
To discuss if I offer you what you want from counselling and a time slot that suits you.
The opportunity to find out if we would like to start working together. You get a taste of how I work and if that is what you’re looking for.
Your initial contact for counselling
If you are looking for counselling you can contact me via phone, email or the contact form. We then would agree on an initial free telephone conversation to discuss what you hope to get from counselling, what I can offer you and a time slot for sessions.
Your First counselling session
The first session gives both of us the opportunity to find out if we would like to start working together. You get a taste of how I work and if that is what you’re looking for. For me, it is a chance to gather if I am comfortable with the issues you bring. Going forward we will have regular reviews to discuss and explore our therapy relationship and if counselling with me is working for you. The first review will be at the sixth session. Therapy supports your personal development, finding options and self-acceptance. It can be very empowering.
Location for your counselling session
For online and telephone counselling you can contact me from any place in the UK and Europe.
In person you can see me in the Chiswick Therapy Rooms, 1A Belmont Road, London, W4 5UL.
I offer walk and talk therapy in one of the many green parks in Ealing, London.
Time, frequency and cost of your counselling-sessions
A session with me is 50 minutes long, once a week at an agreed time. I offer counselling over a specific time period or open ended. How long you want to stay in therapy is your decision. It might depend on the issues you bring, how you experience your process, changes in life circumstances and other commitments. You can explore what you need at any point as the counselling process is directed by you.
For phone/online counselling and walk and talk therapy I do have a sliding scale from £70 to £85. For online and Walk and Talk sessions I can offer a concessionary rate. Payment is due in advance.
Confidentiality in counselling
Everything you explore with me is confidential. If I believe that I have to break confidentiality due to safeguarding issues, I will seek to discuss this with you first and get your consent.