What can you expect?
The cost for each adult individual private counselling session is £35, couples counselling costs £40, but these costs can be negotiated when there are financial difficulties. Evening appointments cost a little more. In view of my extensive involvement with HM Forces, I offer a discount to military personnel.
My work with children and young people costs £10, and my way of working with children depends on their developmental stage. With younger children I tend to use Play Therapy, Art, Sand Tray, Puppets and a variety of creative interactions, depending on what the child feels comfortable with. I try to make the sessions as informal as I can in order to minimise any adult/child power imbalance. With older children and adolescents I use more of a dialogue to try to gain a therapeutic relationship.
These individual sessions are usually face to face and last for up to an hour. Children may find that 45 minutes is sufficient. During the first session you can explore whether counselling feels right for you and get a feeling for whether you believe that I am the right counsellor for you. The number of sessions required varies from individual to individual; some people may find one or two sessions is sufficient, others may require counselling over a longer period of time. The final choice is entirely up to you.
Should you wish to make an appointment or would like more information then contact me by phone or email. Similarly, if you have any questions or concerns then contact me and we can discuss them.