Once we agree an appointment time, we will meet online via Zoom. You can download Zoom software without charge at https://zoom.us/download. If you haven't used it before, here's a 1 minute video showing you how to use it.
We will meet up weekly or more frequently if you request this.
If for any reason we experience technical issues during a real time appointment I will try to re-connect with you, but if this is not possible we will make contact via the agreed alternative, such as by phone or email.
Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore your personal difficulty in a confidential and supportive environment.
This may include expressing feelings that are painful, and which many of us experience at certain times in our life.
When this happens, it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life.
Online counselling gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you.
Online counselling can provide support for a broad range of personal difficulties, but there are occasions where it would not be considered suitable, for example where a client is at risk.
If this applies for you either when applying for support, or during ongoing sessions I will offer information of alternative sources of support, which you can make contact with and request
What you say in counselling is confidential and what's discussed stays between us. However, there are a few exceptions to this, which I will discuss in our first meeting.
My fee are on a sliding scale from £55 to £85 per 50 mins session for individual counselling, depending on your financial circumstances, you are free to choose a fee to pay me within the scale.
For couple counselling the scale are £60 -85 per 60mins session.
It's impossible to predict how many sessions you may need, but we can talk about this in our first meeting.