A Flexible Approach to Your Sessions
As someone who regularly sees the benefits of counselling for clients, I believe that having fulfilment and happiness in life is much too important to leave to chance or the hope that maybe things will change in time. What Clients Say
If you'd like to give it a try but don't know if you want to commit, that's fine. I offer an optional three-step process to all my prospective clients. All you need to do is email me, or pick up the phone for a quick chat to find out if and how I can help you.
I currently offer sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime & Phone and have done so throughout the pandemic. See COVID-19/ Coronavirus page for more information
Most clients see me for sessions booked weekly/fortnightly at a regular time over a period of weeks or months. Counselling is a process and every client/ couple is different so the number and frequency of your sessions will mostly depend on you and your therapeutic goals. I typically recommend an initial commitment to 6 hour-long sessions following the assessment and this may be enough for you. Many clients choose to continue with additional sessions, however, and some see me regularly over a period of months, years or just every now & again. We discuss what will work best for you at the assessment and keep things under review as we go.
Appointments are available weekdays and evenings, start times between 10am & 6:30pm (all subject to availability). I take a flexible approach to scheduling to support people for whom a regular 'same-time-each-week' commitment is difficult.
Stages of Support
Optional phone consultation
An optional 15 minute telephone conversation for you to find out more about me and the service I offer, so you can decide whether my approach is right for you.
Free of charge & no obligation
One hour assessment
A one hour face-to-face interview-style assessment helps each of us to to find out more about your needs and the results you'd like to get.
£75 for one hour consultation
I typically recommend an initial commitment to 6 hour-long sessions following the assessment. We'll discuss what will work best for you and keep things under review as we go.
From* £70 per hour
(*as 6-session pre-paid package @£420)
Most clients choose to see me for regular face-to-face sessions. My private consulting room is located in Branksome Park, Poole - close to Westbourne, Bournemouth. There is free on-street parking nearby.
Online & Telephone
Zoom & Skype are encrypted online video-conferencing platforms. Zoom is preferred by many organisations inc. NHS for therapeutic work as it has a higher level of security overall.
Skype offers an acceptable level of security and can be requested.
Other phone Apps & standard phone calls also available on request.
Email / Chat
Counselling by email can be effective if done well. I would recommend other options first but I would be pleased to discuss your needs and preferences here to work out a viable solution. Fees subject to agreement.