Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost?

    All sessions, including assessment sessions, incur a fee of £50.00 for individuals or £55.00 for couples, which is payable on the day.

  • What can I expect?

    I provide a confidential and safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

    Sessions are weekly, and last for 50 minutes. Psychotherapy/counselling takes place on a one-to-one basis, in a private setting.

  • Where will the psychotherapy/counselling take place, what is it like?

    I have a consulting room in a professional therapy centre, located in Sutton Coldfield town centre, within minutes’ walk of The Mall shopping centre and the train station (click here for map).

    I also work from Lichfield, Staffordshire (WS13); click here for a map.

    I am unable to offer a space to wait before the start of a session, and therefore ask that clients arrive on time.

    At both locations, the consulting room is located on an upper floor, and is therefore not suitable for those unable to manage stairs.

  • What if I can't attend a session?

    Regularity and continuity are important in counselling, as they give a feeling of reliability and structure to the process. We will agree on the days and times of your sessions and those times will then be set aside for you.

    The full fee will be payable on all arranged sessions where less than 2 days (48 hours) notice of a cancellation is given.

  • Do you see children?

    No. I am only trained to work with adults, usually aged 18 and over.

  • Taking it forward

    Our first session will be an assessment session, to assess our suitability to work together. Further assessment sessions may be required.

    If we decide to go ahead after the initial assessment session(s), we will then agree a contract of working which will outline the frequency of sessions (at least weekly), the time of the session, confidentiality, data protection, complaints procedure etc.

    All sessions, including assessment sessions, incur a fee, which is payable on the day.

    I look forward to hearing from you on 07805 620525.

    When you ring you may get an answer phone as obviously I will not answer the phone when working. Be assured that no one else will hear your message. I will call you back as soon as possible but to protect your confidentiality I will not leave a message on your answer phone except to say my name and that I called. If even this is inappropriate, then please let me know.

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Therapy room — view 1
Therapy room — view 2

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