What is counselling?
Counselling is an opportunity to explore how you are feeling in a safe and non-judgemental environment. See my homepage for more details. The initial session can last up to an hour; a standard counselling session lasts for 50 minutes.
Who do you work with?
I am an adult counsellor, so generally work with anyone aged 16 or over. You may have a specific reason for seeking counselling, or you may be finding it harder to pinpoint than that. I have experience with a variety of reasons to seek counselling, but would let you know in the initial session if I felt an alternative type of support would be more appropriate to you at that moment in time.
Do I need to commit to a certain number of sessions?
No. The initial session is an opportunity to see if we are a good fit and feel comfortable working together. At the end of this, I would usually either suggest an initial number of regular sessions - such as 6 initially - or an alternative route. You are welcome to go away and see how you feel afterwards, rather than committing to anything immediately. It is important you find the right person for you. If we do agree to work together on a longer term basis, either of us can suggest reviewing the work at any time to ensure that you are getting the most out of it.
Does anyone need to know I am seeing you?
No. Unless you or I are concerned that you, or someone else, is at risk of serious harm, our work and anything discussed within the sessions remains strictly confidential.
Where are you based?
I work out of a room just off Beehive Lane in Chelmsford. See my contact page for more details.
When are you available?
I am mostly available during weekday evenings, or weekends.
How much does it cost, and how do I pay?
My standard rate is £40 per session. However, a lower cost can be discussed if this may be a problem. You can pay by cash or cheque.