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Counselling and Psychotherapy
Online and In Person

  • How long is a counselling session?
    Our regular counselling sessions will be 50 minutes long.
  • How many sessions do I need?
    As each client is unique, there is no set number of sessions that fits all. I offer open-ended therapy, which means we will tailor the number of sessions to your individual needs. There is no fixed number. We may start with 12 sessions and review your progress as we get nearer this time. If you decide you want to continue, I recommend we have regular reviews and together decide what best supports your counselling journey and personal development.
  • How much does it cost?
    Please go to the "Fees" page for more details.
  • How often do we need to meet?
    I recommend we meet weekly, once per week on the same day and at the same time. Meeting weekly will enable us to work in a focused and consistent manner.
  • What kind of therapy do you do?
    I offer a bespoke style of therapy which draws on and integrates different theories and approaches. As we get to know each other better and understand what your struggles are, together with establishing goals for our therapeutic work, I will suggest and use various techniques and tools to support you in your journey. I trained as an integrative counsellor and practice using the Client-Centred Model (as developed by Carl Rogers) into which I integrate theory and techniques from: humanistic therapies (Existential, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis), Psychodynamic therapy, Attachment Model, Trauma-informed theory and tools, Transactional Analysis.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, my counselling services are based on respect for client confidentiality. Confidentiality is the basis for a successful therapeutic relationship. It is what lies at the foundations of mutual trust and makes you feel safe to open up and be honest. We will discuss more around confidentiality once we meet.
  • What is a counselling agreement?
    A counselling contract (or a counselling agreement) is a mutual agreement between me, as the Counsellor and you, as the Client, in which the terms and conditions of the therapeutic working alliance are presented. It ensures that we work in a safe and professional manner and highlights our responsibilities as counsellor and client. A counselling contract is also a transparent basis for informed consent. Following our initial assessment session, if we decide to work together, I will email you a copy of the counselling agreement which we will both sign.
  • Do you offer online and telephone counselling?
    I offer online (video call) and telephone counselling sessions, alongside in person sessions from my private practice based in Frome, Somerset. I also work in Bristol on Tuesdays mid-day to evening. Online counselling sessions are delivered using Google Meet which is free to use, and conversations are securely encrypted at both ends, to maintain confidentiality.
  • How do you store data and what happens to it?
    I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) to comply with General Data Protection Regulations. Please go to the "Privacy Policy" page for more details.
  • Do you belong to a professional body?
    I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the standards of good practice set out in their ethical framework.
  • What program/software do you use for online sessions?
    Online counselling sessions (video calls) are delivered using Google Meet which is free to use, and conversations are securely encrypted at both ends, to maintain confidentiality.
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