Frequently asked questions
The How long does counselling last?
It could be short term, 6-12 weeks or longer term, ending when you feel ready to leave counselling.
How long does each session last?
50 minutes for individuals and 1 hour for couples. Sessions begin at the time booked and always end on time.
How much will it cost?
I feel passionately about counselling/psychotherapy being accessable to as many people as possible and endeavour to keep my fees as reasonable and affordable as I can. I am also able to offer some limited spaces at a negotiable fee for those on a low income so please do enquire.
An initial consultation is £30 and then my fees are £40 -£45 negotiable per session for individuals and £55 for couples. As I am mainly working online at this time I have been able to reduce my fees to £35 for individuals and £50 for couples.
Where do sessions take place?
Virtual sessions / online using FaceTime, Zoom , Skype whichever is your preference.
I have consulting rooms near Holloway Rd., London N7. The nearest tube stations are Holloway Road on the Picadilly line, Highbury and Islington on the Victoria line and Archway on the northern line. I also have a practice in N1,
which is a short distance from Kings Cross.
What are my professional qualifications?
BSc degree in psychology.
I undertook four years of training and hold a Diploma in Integrative
Counselling. I qualified in 2000 and have achieved BACP accreditation.
I have also trained to work with couples, facilitate group work and gained certification of competence in working with sexual abuse and rape.
I am listed on the BACP national register for counsellors and psychotherapists for further details.
What experience have you had as a counsellor?
I have been working as a counsellor since 1996 which includes a four year training period. At The Stress Project, an holistic therapy centre, for six years where I counselled clients referred by their GP. London Rape crisis for three years and London Friend for five years. I have been in private practice for 18 years.
Do you subscribe to a professional code of ethics?
I work to the standards set down by the BACP through their 'ethical framework for counselling and psychotherapy.' I am an ongoing member of the BACP.
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