To book an counselling appointment at Paddington/Warwick Avenue, please contact me on 07941331575 or email on Click here to email me
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At the beginning of the counselling process, I hold either email or telephone number as the means by which you have contacted me about counselling. This information is stored securely where no one I can access it. If you do not take up counselling with me this data is destroyed immediately. I will only contact in response to you or if I need to cancel or alter the counselling session. If we have a therapeutic relationship, I will delete your telephone number and email address.
As my client you can withdraw consent at any time. Any information taken me at the initial meeting will kept for 7 seven years and securely locked. I keep very minimal notes of any counselling sessions. You have the right to request to see these and to change any information you consider to be incorrect. All records are destroyed after 7 years. No information is shared to any other parties without your consent except where I have a duty of care such as risk to you, a child or act of terrorism.
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"Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul", Ezra Taft Benson
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not sure about coming to therapy, will it help me?
I understand that uncertaintly as no one knows what it will be like until they start. An important part of therapy is the relationship between you and the therapist, so the first meeting is important to see how you fit together. At times it might feel that things are not changing but like anything therapy needs commitment to the work altering how we see or behave takes time.
How long is an appointment?
In counselling an appointment is usually called a session and it lasts for 50 minutes.
What happens in the first appointment?
The first session is different as it is getting to know one another session. As the therapist I will ask you about yourself and what you are looking for from therapy and it also gives you chance to have an idea of me and how I work. We can then both decide whether or not take it to the next stage of an ongoing therapeutic relationship.
How much does it cost?
I charge £70 a session for individuals. For couples counselling the cost is £80 for 50 minutes or £120 for 90 minutes. I have a limited number of spaces for low cost clients.
If I need to cancel do I still have to pay?
You won't need to pay for session so long as you give me 48 hours notice, otherwise you will have to pay. Obviously I will take an sensible view in exceptional circumstances.
How long do I have to commit for?
That's down to you and something we can discuss at our first meeting.
Where do you hold your appointments?
I see clients at CCPE near Paddington/Warwick Avenue.