Frequently Asked Questions....
Q - What is counselling and psychotherapy?
They are both talking therapies that allow a person to discuss their feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential environment with a trained professional. It can be helpful to reflect on what might be causing you distress or to explore your thoughts and feelings more deeply. I aim to encourage you to talk openly and express how you really feel. I will be more of a facilitator; helping you to gain deeper understanding, perhaps uncovering unhelpful patterns of thinking and supporting you to find your own answers.
Q - How long will I need to come to counselling for?
This is totally up to you. We can talk about this together; some people want to start with an initial set number of sessions (perhaps six) and see how it goes. We can review this during our sessions and you can choose to end counselling whenever you wish. We would usually plan to meet regularly, at the same time, on the same day.
Q - Will counselling help me?
Counselling isn't a 'quick fix' cure, however, it can help to talk to somebody unrelated, professionally trained, in a confidential setting. Taking time out from your situation and exploring it in a safe environment can provide a fresh perspective and help you move forward in a positive way.
Q - What if I need to cancel our session?
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice then the full fee will be charged.
Q - What do you charge?
It is so important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, so I offer an initial 30 minute face to face session at £15 so you can make that decision.
If you prefer, you can phone me for a free consultation and to ask any questions you may have.
Following this, 50 minute face to face sessions are charged at £50. My fee for online or phone counselling is £40.
Q- What can I talk about?
You can talk about whatever you wish.
Q- How do I find you?
I offer counselling at The Eaves in Farnham, based above Robert Dyas in the town centre, walking distance from the train station. I have limited appointments at The Eaves in Godalming near to the town centre and two Guildford practices in the Parkland Estate in Stoughton, accessible from the A3.