“When you like a flower you just pluck it, but when you love a flower, you water it daily. One who understands this,
Where are the sessions, how long are they
I work primarily Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays daytime and evenings. Availability changes, contact me for further information. I work online and in Warlingham, Surrey. The sessions last 55 minutes.
How much will counselling cost?
Rates per hour: £50 for individual counselling and sex therapy £60 for couple counselling and sex therapy
I do have some flexibility for those on limited incomes.
How do I find out if therapy is right for us/me?
If you want to find out how counselling could help you, give me an email, WhatsApp or a call and I will be more than happy to have a chat, don't feel that this is a burden or I won't have the time. If you call and I don't pick up, leave a message let me know explicitly whether its OK for me to ring you back, and whether a particular time is better, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
What happens in the first session?
The first session is an assessment. We will ascertain whether this is the right approach for you. You will tell me a bit about why you have come and what your goals are. My priority in the first session is that you get an idea of the process, it begins to feel predictable and not anxiety provoking,and that you begin to understand I will work at your pace, and will value you feedback throughout.
How long will the process take?
This is difficult to determine. Your situation and your budget are certainly relevant. Counselling can be short or long term. Usually couples and individuals don't have a completely fixed budget and often sessions move in an organic way; and so does the work.
If you have financial constraints or you have an idea that you'd like short or longer term therapy, we can discuss this. It is important that you take part in this decision-making process, and we work collaboratively.
If you are after a more psycho-dynamic approach to therapy (you feel some of the issues you're bringing are due to things that happened when you were younger) you would expect to maybe spend more time uncovering these so that we can do some meaningful work.
If you really feel that counselling would help, but are worried about the cost - still contact me. Counselling can be so beneficial, as many people as possible should have the opportunity to experience this benefit.
Relationship Therapy Group
As part of my continuing professional development I am a member of a Relationship Therapy Group, where like-minded and similarly trained therapists from across the UK come together on a regular basis for peer supervision, CPD and the sharing of resources.
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