Frequently Asked QuestionsDo I have to commit to long-term counselling?
No, we discuss your individual needs.
How much does it cost?
£70 for one hour.
What happens if I cannot attend for any reason?
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you inform me more than 24 hours in advance of non-attendance, there is no cost involved.
How can I be sure of confidentiality?
I adhere to the Code of Ethical Practice set by the two Professional Bodies which have accredited my work (BACP and COSRT). I work under the supervision of a qualified Supervisor. see www.cosrt.org.uk for more details
How does therapy work with couples?
I ask questions to establish the history of both people. Together we look at patterns of relating behaviour and blocks and barriers to communication. If both parties are committed to achieving a more harmonious relationship, then some "homework" is negotiated in order to get some changes started. We review the kind of language that is used between you, to see how it helps or hinders communication. I give handouts on some communication skills for reference. I offer to teach people the model of nonviolent communication skills if they wish to explore it, and subsequently find it serves their relationship. (www.nvc-uk.com)
Is any physical examination involved?
No. I am not a medical doctor and no examination takes place.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me by phone or email.