Your questions answered
I work with clients facing a range of challenges, including:
– Relationship difficulties (with partners, friends, or others).
– Sense of self (e.g. low confidence, self-esteem, sense of identity including identity conflict, guilt and shame).
– Workplace issues, including stress, conflict and bullying.
– Life change or loss e.g. career change, bereavement or relationship break-up.
– Emotional distress (including mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic).
– Facing a difficult decision or transition.
– Search for meaning or purpose.
The number of sessions can be discussed at your assessment session. This depends on your goals for therapy, although I usually recommend a minimum of 6 sessions. I offer short-term, long-term and open-ended therapy, but I have regular reviews with clients to make sure that counselling is still meeting your needs.
The easiest way to make contact is via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research evidence suggests that a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship is essential to effective therapy – therefore I can offer a free half-hour telephone consultation, for you to decide whether you would like to meet with me – just let me know when you’re available.
If you or I feel that you would be better supported by another counsellor or service, I can provide you with information about other options.
My usual rate per 50-minute counselling session is £75– this may be reviewed annually. I accept payment via bank transfer, although cash payment is fine for the first session.
Please contact me to discuss availability. Unfortunately I do not offer evening or weekend sessions at the moment, although early morning or lunchtime sessions are possible.
My room at London Bridge is on the 2nd floor (there is a lift) but more accessible rooms are available on request.
The building is wheelchair accessible via a portable ramp at the front door, and has wheelchair access to the lift and toilet facilities.
Unfortunately my Edgware office is not wheelchair accessible.
Please get in touch to discuss any access requirements and I will do my best to accommodate you (I’m happy to have a video call with you to show you my setup).
A am a BACP-accredited counsellor and committed to their Ethical Framework.
Counselling sessions are confidential: I will not disclose information about you without your consent. Like all counsellors, I attend supervision where I discuss my work with clients, which is also bound by confidentiality.
The only exceptions to confidentiality are when there is a serious, immediate risk of harm to you or someone else, or in very specific circumstances when I am required to do so by law: however I would attempt to consult you before doing so.
If you have any questions about confidentiality, please feel free to discuss this with me.
Further detail about how I process and protect your information can be found in my privacy notice.
Although guidance has now been relaxed, I am continuing to observe health and safety measures for the safety and comfort of all clients. This includes good ventilation, and maintaining a 2m distance between our seats. I change seat coverings and clean touch points before each visit. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch.