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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to commit to long-term counselling?
No, we discuss your individual needs.

How much does it cost?
60 for one full hour. Concessions available

Can counselling with nonviolent communication support any two people in conflict eg brother and sister, parent and grown up offspring?
Yes, two people can benefit from unpacking what is blocking their their friendship. This is a need for mediation and conflict resolution.

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 Codes of Ethical Practice set by the two Professional Bodies which have accredited my work (BACP and COSRT). I regularly attend supervision with a qualified Supervisor. See www.cosrt.org.uk and www.bacp.co.uk for more details

How does therapy work with couples?

First of all, I ask what the main problems are, and whether they pre-existed the Pandemic and any new event, and are now exacerbated, or whether the problems are recent. Then I ask questions to establish the basic history of both people, and what influences there are on their relationships, for example what kind of family they grew up in. Together we look at patterns of relating behaviour and whether their respective defence mechanisms are a block to communication. If both parties are committed to achieving a more harmonious relationship, then some exercises at home are negotiated in order to get some changes started. We review the kind of language that is used between the couple, to see how it helps or hinders communication. I can send handouts on communication skills for reference. I offer to teach people the model of nonviolent communication skills if they 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.