Where are you based?
My counselling practice is based in Nottingham city centre, in the Lace Market area close to St Mary's Church. It is easily accessible by public transport or car, with several car parks close by. There is also metred on-street parking within the vicinity.
The Postcode is NG1 1LL.
How much does it cost?
My fee is £45 to £55 per session. (I operate a sliding scale based on your income and ability to pay.)
Couples therapy is £60 per hour session.
I offer supervision at £45 per hour, or £60 for 1.5 hrs.
Fees for other services on request.
How often do I need to come?
It is helpful to have weekly or fortnightly sessions to ensure you get the most benefit from your counselling. If you attend less frequently then it is unlikely that you will be gaining psychological benefit.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
I ask that you give as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend for a session. If you have to cancel a session with less than 24 hours notice then I will need to charge the full fee.
How many sessions will I need?
That’s really difficult to answer as everyone is different. If we meet and have a chat then we can discuss that. I am experienced in providing time limited therapy of 6 or 8 sessions, but equally have worked with people for long-term therapy. What I can say is that you need only ever have as many sessions as you wish and we can work with that.
How do I know it’s going to help?
There are no guarantees as counselling relies on the relationship between counsellor and client, and each relationship is individual. Research has shown that the most significant factor in whether therapy is successful is the relationship. Person-centred counselling places great significance upon the relational aspects of the work we do and I will work hard to create a safe and positive relationship in which you feel able to discuss your difficulties. Although I can’t give you a guarantee of success I can give you an indication of what my previous clients have said. (See the feedback page.)
I can't afford to pay, are there free counselling services?
Yes, you can access short term counselling through your GP. You can also self-refer from the Notts Healthcare website.
There are also many local services available which are either low or no cost. See resources page.
If you have health insurance then you may be able to utilise that to pay for counselling.
What qualifications do you have?
My professional qualifications are:
BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice (University of Nottingham)
Post-graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies (University of Nottingham)
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision (BACP)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Practice (University of Nottingham)
Certificate in Workplace Mediation (ACAS)
Level 3 Award in Education & Training