Opening times: Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm - last session 7:00pm each day. Friday 3:00pm to 5:30pm. Saturday appointments available upon request.


About the Practice and Counselling.

The practice is situated in a quiet rural location away from busy every day life, and the counselling room is a totally confidential space.

If you decide you would like a consultation we will meet and I will tell you about how I work and you can tell me what it is you feel you would like counselling for. There is no obligation to continue into counselling if you don't want to.

I work to one hour sessions and counselling usually starts with weekly appointments to gain momentum into working towards your aim. On average counselling lasts for anywhere between 10 to 15 sessions,  depending on the circumstances you bring to counselling.

Counselling can be both short or long therapeutic processes, depending on the issue and your approach to counselling. It is my aim to build a safe, trustworthy and comfortable environment for you to be able to reach your goal. Working on your awareness and thought processes in between sessions is essential to achieve the best results.

How I work with you:

Humanistic Counsellors work with the authentic and unique person you were born as. The part of you that often gets overwhelmed and sometimes lost as life evolves with all the twists and turns our experience provides us with.

Some people come for Counselling because they are struggling to come to terms with a life event, such as the lost of a family member, others for anxiety and depression and some for finding the reason behind their addictions. Some people feel lost in life and want to find a new direction, and others have experienced traumatic events from the past which keep resurfacing and want to talk about them.

What ever you come to Counselling for it’s usually because your searching for change and becoming happier. Its natural to feel you want to change, in the Counselling world it’s called Self-actualisation and it is a completely natural human feeling.

My role is to support you as you explore the events, behaviours and negativity in you’re life in a safe and grounded way. The unique you who arrived into the world has layers and layers of experiences which affect you in both good and bad ways.

Through my training and understanding of human emotions and effects I aim to aid you in achieving your goals and for you to feel happier and more content within yourself.

 

One to one sessions £35 per hour.

Couples sessions £55 per hour.


Terms, conditions and privacy information:

- Counselling sessions last for 60 minuets. If you arrive early for your appointment I ask that you wait in your car until your appointed session time.

- Payment for counselling sessions is due on the day of your appointment by bank transfer or cash. If payment is missed I will send you a text reminder with permission.

- I have a 72 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your appointment within this time the full session amount will be required.

- Contact via email, text message or telephone are for appointment arrangements only and are to be within business hours please.

- Connection via social media, message apps or in a social capacity will be declined whilst counselling contract is active.

- Should we meet outside of the counselling room in public I will not acknowledge you, unless you acknowledge me first, this is to ensure confidentiality protection.

- In the event you disclose intent to harm yourself or a minor I will inform your doctor or the relevant authority. This applies to acts of terrorism money/drug laundering and the relevant authorities. I will endeavour to discuss this with you before action is taken.

- Commencement of counselling is a mutual agreement between us. We establish what it is you wish to gain from counselling in our consultation, which forms out therapeutic contract. Upon request I will confirm the agreement via email with a read receipt as confirmation of our contract together.

- Either party can end the counselling agreement by giving 2 weeks notice so we can prepare an ending which is appropriate to both parties. I have the right to end counselling immediately should I feel it unsafe to continue. 

- In line with data protection law all personal information I collect from you will be kept in paper form and locked securely away ensuring confidentiality. Your phone number and email address will be protected by your unique code on my electronic devices. Under Bacp guidelines I will keep your information for 6 years, at which point I will securely destroy all written documents and delete electronic information, unless you request I do this before this time.

- If you wish to make a complaint about your counselling experience you can find information of how to do this on the Bacp website www.bacp.co.uk. I would encourage that we discuss the matter in person too, if possible.