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How do I know if counselling is right for me?

If you are uncertain about taking the first step, I am happy to offer a free informal chat on the phone.

I will listen to what you would like to get from counselling and if I feel I am unable to help you I can refer to you another counsellor or service that might be better to meet your needs.

Where do you work?

Drighlington and Ossett - please see my practicalities page.

Drighlington is 7km south-east of the city of Bradford, just next to Morley in Leeds.

Ossett is between Dewsbury, to the west, and Wakefield, to the east.

Who can access my service?

Referrals can be made by individuals who need some support; GP’s; employers and local services.

How much do you charge?

I charge 40 for a counselling session, this usually lasts for 50 minutes.

I charge 20 for an initial face to face meeting at a mutually convenient time. This offers an opportunity for you ask any questions, to discuss what you would like to get from counselling, and to see if you would like to book some counselling sessions.

I provide my bank details prior to the start of counselling, and ask that payment is made by bank transfer before sessions.

Do you work with trainee counsellors and student counsellors?

Yes, and I offer fee concessions for trainee and student counsellors - please get in touch for a chat.

I understand from first hand experience the demands on a student counsellor.

How do I know sessions are confidential?

I am bound ethically to provide a confidential service. I will not discuss what you talk about in our sessions with anyone else.

As part of my ethical commitment to my profession I attend monthly supervision. My supervisor also works in a confidential setting. I will discuss client work at supervision however I will not give my supervisor any identifying client information.

If I believe someone is in danger of serious harm I may need to break confidentiality in accordance with the BACP ethical framework, this would be discussed with client and supervisor.

How many sessions will I need?

Each client is different. Some will stay for a couple of sessions and some much longer term - for weeks or months. There is no right or wrong, or set format. We can discuss together what may help you, and for long term work regularly review your progress.

When are you available?

I work day times and evenings, and with mutual agreement can offer some weekends. I am usually able to offer a convenient time within a week of an enquiry, please ask.

I have other questions - please can you help?

Yes, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat.

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