To get started with counselling

I offer a provisional session to potential clients at a reduced rate so that both the client and I can see whether we feel able to work together.  During this time I will explain more about my practice, the service I can offer and policies in place.

I offer an open, person-centred approach with no obligation to take up the offer.  There is no obligation for you to continue if you do not wish to, but of course, if you feel you would like to continue at the end of this session that’s fine too.

If we do decide to continue I will provide a counselling agreement and privacy policy that you can take away and read in your own time and return to our first full session.


Payment can sometimes feel tricky to talk about, to help this I aim to offer a clear and transparent payment policy explained as follows.  For perspective new clients I offer an initial 45 minute meeting for £20.  In this session we can see what you want to achieve from counselling and if we feel able to work with one another.  Standard sessions are £40 which is one hours duration.

Payment is by cash or BACS transfer which is payable either in advance or during the session.

Please note any sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at half the agreed rate, sessions cancelled with less than 24hours notice will be charged at the full cost.

Initial contact should be made via email or telephone, after which I will contact you to arrange the session.