Frequently Asked Questions
Who comes for counselling?
Just about anyone. Young, old, male, female, gay, straight, trans ... You do not need to be in crisis.
What are the symptoms that indicate I may benefit from counselling?
Loss of appetite for life, feeling there must be more to life than this, depression, anxiety, anger, inability to cope, or a conscious desire for self-development.
Do you counsel couples?
No. At present, I only counsel individuals about their relationship difficulties.
Is counselling confidential?
Yes. However, in line with best counselling practice, I present my work to a supervisor. Your anonymity would be respected throughout this process.
How often does counselling take place?
Normally once a week.
How long does it take?
Some people come for just a few sessions to talk through a particular issue that is challenging them in the present. Other people come to explore more deeply the reasons behind patterns of behaviour which may have been troubling them for years. The important thing is to find what is right for you, and we would discuss this at our initial meeting. I sometimes suggest that we agree to meet for six sessions and then discuss the next step.
When are you available?
Please phone for availability.
Where are you?
I work from premises in Staple Inn right outside Exit 3 of Chancery Lane Underground station on High Holborn on the border of the City. I also work from my home in Westerham, 10 minutes from either J5 or J6 of the M25.
How much does it cost?
I offer an introductory session of 30 minutes free of charge. The purpose of this session is to see if it would be beneficial for us to work together. If we both decide it would, then my fee thereafter is £70 in London, £50 in Westerham per 50 minute session. I also offer some sessions at a concessionary rate. Please contact me for details.
How do I contact you?
Phone 07910 503372 or click on the email link above.