What to expect
As a person centred counsellor, I follow the direction of you, the client, during the session, listening to what you have to share and what is important for you. I might ask questions to further the depth of our discussion and will reflect back any helpful observations. Rather than giving you advice we will work together to enable you to make your own decisions.
You are invited to share whatever feels important to you. With every client I seek to establish a relationship which is supportive and non judgemental. Within this therapeutic relationship you will be valued, accepted and heard. I believe there is always the potential for change and personal development if so desired.
I offer short term or longer term counselling. Sessions last for 1 hour - which applies to face to face, telephone and online sessions.
Your first session
The purpose of the first session is for us to get to know each other a little better, talking through why you have chosen to seek a counsellor and what you hope to gain from our time together. This time will also allow you to decide whether or not you feel I am the right counsellor for you. It is important that both client and counsellor feel they are able to work together. If you feel you would be better suited to another counsellor there is no pressure to book any further sessions. If you decide to book further sessions we will talk through a counselling contract that will set out how we agree to work together.
Face to Face
I have my own private counselling room at my house where I can meet clients. I am located in Bradley Stoke. There is parking available on my drive and bus stops which are just a few minutes walk away.
Over the Phone
A phonecall may be more convenient for some clients. It may be easier to fit a counselling session into a busy schedule or maybe you find it easier to talk by phone. We can agree a time and I will call you.
I currently work via Zoom, a secure and easy to use online platform. This offers the benefit of seeing each other through video from your preferred location. I will send you an invitation to the session on the day and we will meet online at a previously agreed time.
Initial 1 hour session is £25
Standard 1 hour session is £50
This applies to face to face, phone and online sessions.
Sometimes I have lower cost sessions available, so if you feel you'd like to work with me but find this fee difficult do get in touch and we can discuss this together.
Payment can be made in cash or by bank transfer and I can provide a receipt upon request.