Generally asked questions
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.
Finding the right therapist that fits for you is essential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Located in Wilmslow town centre there is ample parking and regular bus and train links.
Yes, I work with individuals online so I can offer you therapy or nutritional support wherever you are in the world.
I take your confidentiality very seriously, and this will be discussed at our first meeting.