Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve compiled a list of questions I think you might have about me, and my sessions but please do hit the button below if you have anything on your mind or that concerns you.

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Generally asked questions

What do you charge?

Individual sessions cost £60 per 50-minute session.

Couple sessions cost £100 per 90-minute session.

I require 48 hours notice to change or cancel an appointment otherwise full payment is due.

How will I know you’re the right therapist for me?

Finding the right therapist that fits for you is essential. 

For individuals: 

I offer a free 30-minute introductory session. This gives you a chance to talk about your difficulties, ask any questions you may have and work out for yourself what you want to do next.   

For couples:

Our introductory session will be an hour and I charge £70. This first session will allow us to meet together, you as a couple will get an opportunity to share what brings you to couples counselling, ask questions and we can discuss how we will work together. 

How do I know you are qualified and that you are safe to work with me?

I’m a qualified therapist: I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, a UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice and a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I have a Certificate in Couples Counselling and I am an Imago Couples Therapist in training. I’m a qualified nutritionist: I have a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Health from MMU.

I am committed to good practice. I am a registered member of UKATA and BACP and Imago UK. As recommended by these regulatory bodies I engage in regular supervision and continual professional development. I abide by their ethical codes.

I’m fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

When can I see you?

I work daytime hours. I do not offer evening appointments at present. I’m in Manchester on a Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I offer appointments in Wilmslow on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

How many sessions will I need?

This varies from person to person or couple to couple. It depends on what you bring. I offer both short (6 weeks to 6 months) and long-term therapy (6 months to a year, or several years).

What I usually suggest to people is that if you choose to work with me lets agree to work together for 6 sessions in the first instance. At that 6th session we can review our work together and decide what happens next.

I feel better, so how do we finish?

This is up to you, as we work together we will always be talking about and reflecting on your progress. Ideally, when it’s time, we can talk about how we end our work together. This can be by agreeing to end after a particular number of sessions.

Another option is to reduce the frequency of our work together.

Where do you work and how do I get there?

I have two practices.

I have an office in the Royal Exchange Offices in Central Manchester which is fully accessible. I am there on a Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

447 The Royal Exchange
Old Bank Street
St Anns Square
Manchester
M2 7PE

There are regular train and bus links to the city centre as well as parking nearby.

I also work at the Affinity Centre in Wilmlsow on a Tuesday and Wednesday. The centre has stairs only so is not fully accessible.

The Affinity Centre
29a Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AR

Located in Wilmslow town centre there is ample parking and regular bus and train links.

Do you do online sessions?

Yes, I work with individuals online so I can offer you therapy or nutritional support wherever you are in the world.

What about confidentiality?

I take your confidentiality very seriously, and this will be discussed at our first meeting.

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