Individual, couples and supervision
The therapeutic relationship is extremely important therefore I offer a free 20-30 minute phone consultation at the beginning of the process. This is to ascertain if you feel I can be of help to you and it provides you the opportunity to ask questions and to see if we would feel comfortable working together.
Sessions are normally 50 minutes in duration but I also offer longer sessions if required. The overall number of sessions depend on the areas we explore and the speed at which you need to work. I usually contract for six sesions to start, however It is your choice and we can review this together at any time. Meeting weekly is most beneficial, at least for an initial period of time.
Fees are payable at the beginning of each session and can be paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer.
Please call me to discuss fee rates. I have a sliding scale of fees, subject to a minimum and a maximum depending on type of service required.
I also offer a couple reduce fee sessions for those on low income.
Cancellation and Missed sessions
As part of your commitment to the counselling process it is important to attend all the sessions. I will be making a commitment to be present with you and will tell you in advance if for any reason they are going to be away for a session e.g. for holidays. It is important that you also negotiate known absences well in advance, and that they are kept to a reasonable minimum. Your counselling hour cannot be used for anyone else whilst it is allocated to you.
I recognise that occasionally a session has to be re-arranged or cancelled. however, unnegotiated missed sessions or sessions that are cancelled within 48 hours of the meeting time will normally incur the full fee.