How much will it cost?
Please see fees page for further information
What is Registration & Accreditation with a professional body?
Being registered and accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
When are appointments available?
I will try to provide an appointment time which is convenient for you. Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Monday mornings, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Telephone appointments and Online Video appointments also available
What can I expect from our first session together?
Finding the right therapist to suit your personal needs might be the most difficult thing that you ever do. Before choosing your counsellor, you may want to meet with more than one, so that you can decide which style would "fit" best for you. I offer an initial assessment session where you can make your mind up if my style of work can meet your needs. There will be time for me to explain Counselling in more depth and also for you to ask any questions you may have. It will also give you chance to explain what brought you to Counselling and what you would like to gain from our work together. You may not know what you want but even so, this will give us an opportunity to see if Counselling is right for your present situation. As with many aspects of Counselling, you are in control and so there is no pressure or obligation to continue after this session, the choice remains with you.
What about Confidentiality?
I have a confidentiality policy and will explain the policy in detail at the initial consultation session. Information will not be disclosed to others outside the therapeutic setting without the client's knowledge and consent, except in rare legal circumstances or where there is a serious risk of actual harm to the client or others. If you have any complaint about my work, this should be directed to the BACP, the governing body responsible for issues of professional conduct.
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What do I do if I need help in between sessions?
If you need help and support in between sessions, there are several support services available including;
The Samaritans – 116 123
Papyrus - 0800 068 4141
The Crisis Team (Chorley) - 01772 773433
The Start team - 01772 676173 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday)
The Haven Preston (mental Health support) - 0330 008 3672
SANEline – (Out of hours mental health support 4:30pm – 10:30pm) –0300 304 7000
Still have more questions? Get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer them as soo