Generally asked questions
Individual sessions cost £75 per 60-minute session.
I require 48 hours’ notice to change or cancel an appointment; otherwise, full payment is due.
Finding the right therapist that ‘fits’ you is essential.
I offer a free 30-minute introductory session. This is usually online using Zoom. 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. I can also assess if I have the right skills to support you.
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’m also a qualified nutritionist: I have a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Health from MMU.
I am trained to work online and have a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.
I am committed to good practice. I am a registered member of UKATA and BACP. As recommended by these regulatory bodies, I engage in regular supervision and continuing professional development. I abide by their ethical codes.
I’m fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
When we have our initial session (usually online), we will discuss the timings of our ongoing appointments.
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
This varies from person to person. 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).
I usually suggest to people that if you choose to work with me, let’s agree to work together for six 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.
You can come and see me for face-to-face sessions at Brighter Spaces in Wilmslow.
I work online using zoom.
We can also meet for walking therapy sessions at a location agreed upon between us.
Yes, I work with individuals online using Zoom, and I have a certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling. I can offer you therapy or nutritional support wherever you are.
I take your confidentiality very seriously, and this will be discussed at our first meeting.