Frequently Asked Questions
1) How long is an individual session?
A regular session is 50 minutes long.
2) How often do I come?
Therapy is most effective with weekly sessions, although I am flexible to your needs.
3) How much does it cost?
A free initial assessment lasting 50 minutes
Daytime sessions between 9am and 5pm are £40
All payments are in cash or by cheque at the time of the session.
4) What is the purpose of the preliminary session?
This initial meeting is to establish if you would like to work with me and for me to ask a few questions. There is no obligation to commit to anything.
5) Where are you and what is your availability?
My practice is in the Mapperley area of Nottingham. My hours are flexible and can include evenings and Saturday mornings, subject to availability.
6) How many sessions will I need?
This will of course depend on what you bring to our sessions. You may want to tackle just one particular issue and this could be achieved in as little as six sessions. You may find that when you get here that there may be more sessions required to get to the bottom of what you need to know. We will review as we go along assessing your needs as therapy progresses.
7) What if I need to cancel a session?
I would appreciate being given as much notice as possible. I ask you to give me 24hrs notice of absence, less than this will incur a charge equivalent to half your regular hourly rate.
8) Is my session confidential?
Yes your session is confidential. Anything said in our sessions is kept between us. However during clinical supervision I may discuss our work to assist me with clarity and how best to proceed with the sessions. My supervisor works to the same professional standards that I do in maintaining confidentiality.
9) How do I know that I am safe with you?
I have been through rigorous training that had great emphasis on keeping clients safe. I attend regular supervision sessions and I am open to having my own therapy should the need arise. I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy Click Here produced by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold full public indemnity insurance and have been DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked to work within counselling agencies.
10) What issues do you cover?
I work with many issues but they include,Stress, Relationships, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Apathy, Lacking Motvation, Bereavement, Redundancy, Mental Health & Personality Disorders, Depression, Desire for Change, and Addiction.