Frequently Asked Questions
What is person-centred counselling?
Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.
What happens in the first session?
In the first initial session, I will go through an assessment questionnaire and a contract. Everything will be explained so that you have a full understating of how we will work together. This might take ten minutes or fifty depending on the person.
What happens if I cant make my session?
The sooner you can inform me the better. If it is less then 24 hours before the session, full payment is applicable. If its within 48 hours it would be half the usually rate. Otherwise there would be no charge.
What are your fees?
I charge different rates depending on location and time of day. They range between £40-£60. I offer a few concessionary rates. Please contact me to discuss.
How many sessions should i have?
This is completely up to you. I do advise for short term work to have between 6-12 sessions. This allows the therapeutic relationship to build effectively.
With trauma therapy however, its beneficial to work longer term and open ended. This allows for the necessary therapeutic work to be processed.