Where are you based?
All sessions are currently held online, via Zoom.
I am based in Hertfordshire, near to Watford, St Alban’s, Radlett, Elstree, Shenley, Bushey, Borehamwood, Stanmore, and Northwest London.
When are you available for sessions?
I generally see clients between 8.30am and 3pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
I will have some regular weekly slots available from mid-January 2024.
If you'd like to start counselling but you're keen to start earlier, then we might be able to find a slot that works, depending on availability.
What do you charge for each session?
I charge £55 for each fifty minute counselling session.
Payment is via bank transfer at least 24 hours before each session.
I offer a small number of low-cost sessions for those on low incomes.
Please contact me to be added to the waiting list for these sessions.
I review my fees at the beginning of each year.
Do you only work with women?
I specialise in supporting women, but I work with all adults aged 18+.
I don't currently work with children or with couples/families.
If you're looking for this kind of support, feel free to get in touch and I will do my best to signpost you for suitable support.
What about confidentiality?
We will discuss this in detail when we start working together.
I'll explain how I will maintain your confidentiality and uphold the ethical standards of the BACP. You can view my Privacy Notice here.
What if I am looking for urgent mental health support?
If you are looking for support in a crisis then here are some suggestions of organisations that you can contact:
You're an Integrative counsellor, what does that actually mean for me?
If you want help to understand more about different modalities and 'types' of counselling, I'm happy to chat about this in more detail.
I'm an Integrative Counsellor, and the BACP offers an overview here about what this means for you.
Does online therapy work in the same way as in-person therapy?
I have experience of online therapy and in-person therapy, and I can confidently say that I believe that both are equally effective.
Working online helps to overcome all sorts of barriers.
There's no time spent commuting, and it's often easier to build it into your schedule.
I am able to work with you wherever you are in the country.
You can access therapy from the comfort of your own space and surroundings.
How do I know whether you're the right counsellor for me?
Counselling is unregulated in the UK, so it's important to find someone who has the requisite training, experience, supervision, and insurance.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am required to evidence my training, supervision, and commitment to professional development.
Hopefully my website has given you a sense of who I am and how I work.
Beyond this, the most important factor is whether or not you feel that you can connect, and build a relationship.
I've been in your shoes and I would honestly say that this is a 'gut feeling'.
Feel free to book an introductory chat, and we can take it from there.