Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE YOUR CHARGES?
Individuals £45 per 50 minute session
Couples £55 per hour. This includes parents and children over the age of 11.
Students (counselling trainees) £35 per 50 minute session
Please note that if you choose to access counselling in Calverley I will ask you to transfer £11 before your first appointment as a deposit to cover the room hire fee. This will be deducted from the session fee when you make payment on the day.
Fees for home visits may vary depending on your location
I am also trained in telephone counselling and would be happy to discuss the arrangements for this with you.
I accept payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer (which is payable prior to the session)
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
BD2, Eccleshill. The room is in a quiet and discreet area with street parking and good access via public transport with a bus stop just a few minutes away. I will give you the address and directions when you book.
Rooms @1900, 19 Rushton St, Calverley, Pudsey LS28 5NJ
The offices are located in Calverley just off the Ring Road and within easy reach of Leeds and Bradford. The Keighley - Leeds bus (760) stops nearby. There is plenty of safe, well lit on street parking nearby.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE FIRST SESSION?
The first session will give us the opportunity to meet, for you to explain what has brought you to counselling, and for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their ethical framework. To visit BACP CLICK HERE. In the first session I will explain how I work and we will agree a contract together.
If we decide to proceed we will set up appointments at mutually convenient times. Each appointment lasts for 50 minutes (one hour for couples).
If we decide not to proceed I can offer you details of other practitioners or organisations who may be able to help you.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
I work with people on both a short and long term basis. Short term counselling is normally between 6 and 12 sessions, but as counselling proceeds and we review and discuss progress together this should give us an indication of how many sessions you might need. I will work with you for as long as you feel counselling is helping you, and you are free to end the counselling relationship at any time.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
You can email me through the link on this site. I check my emails daily and will normally be able to contact you within 24 hours. You can also phone me: please leave a voicemail message if I am not available, and I will return your call as soon as I can. I am happy to discuss your requirements with you by telephone before you commit to booking your first session.