What is a counselling session like?
Sessions are held at The Practice rooms in Norwich which have a number of rooms available. During the session, I will be providing a safe, non-judgemental and respectful space in which we can work together to enable you to explore, identify and work through any issues you choose to bring.
How much do you charge?
My standard fee for sessions is £40. Initial introductory sessions are charged at £20.
How often will we meet?
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are typically weekly. Therapy often opens up things that can be emotionally difficult which can leave fortnightly sessions feeling like too large a gap. However, this is something we can review on an ongoing basis when working together.
Are sessions confidential?
Counselling sessions are confidential however confidentiality does have limitations. As part of my BACP membership, I regularly bring my client work to supervision. This is to ensure that my working practices are suitable to meet the needs of my clients. I will endeavour to keep you anonymous to protect your confidentiality. My Supervisor is a qualified Person-centred counsellor and is an accredited member of the BACP.
In exceptional circumstances, I may feel ethically bound to break confidence such as in the need to safeguard you or others from risk of harm may require me to override my commitment to your confidentiality. Wherever possible I will discuss this with you beforehand unless circumstances prevent it. In cases such as these, I will endeavour to inform you of what has been communicated and to whom.
How many sessions will I need/how long will the therapy last?
Every person is different and will come to counselling for different lengths of time but brief therapy can be up to six sessions and long-term therapy can continue for many months. The open-ended nature of therapy can be both reassuring and daunting and raising the topic of endings can be difficult. When we begin to work together I will suggest that every six sessions we can do a brief check-in to review how the therapy is going. If you wish to cease your counselling sessions with me you can do so at any time. Ideally, endings will be something we can work together towards and will be something we can plan in advance however this might not always be the case. If this happens I would appreciate a minimum of 24 hours’ notice if you decide not to come back.
What if I need to reschedule?
I ask that you give as much notice as possible for any cancellations of individual sessions ideally 24 hours. If the time is no longer suitable we can discuss other arrangements. If you fail to turn up to a session I will attempt to contact you to see if you wish to continue with your counselling. Due to the costs associated with room bookings, I ask that the missed session is paid for.
Who do you work with?
I work with adults on a range of issues, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, identity, self-worth, grief and loss, work stress, and relationship difficulties.
If you have any further questions please get in touch.