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Embarking on counselling, or deciding whether it's right for you, can seem a bit daunting. I hope that the information below about my counselling practice will prove helpful.
How can counselling help me?
There may be times when we need help and support to deal with what's happening in our lives. It may be a specific problem, or more general feelings including "things getting on top of me", "can't cope", "struggling to see a way forward" . Alternatively, we may be considering making changes and want to explore the options in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
As an Integrative counsellor I tailor my approach around you as an individual, and building a strong working relationship is at the core of my practice. During our sessions we will examine how things are, how you would like them to be and how you can identify a way forward and initiate changes. You set the agenda and we work at your pace, safe in the knowledge that whatever we discuss is confidential.
What about confidentiality?
Your privacy is of the utmost importance, and whatever we discuss is treated in strictest confidence. We will agree and sign a contract at our first session that covers confidentiality. A copy of my contract can be emailed to you upon request.
Appointments may be arranged by email or telephone and are available on Monday and Tuesday, daytime and evening, with the latest appointment commencing at 8 p.m.
What issues do you work with?
It's difficult to provide a comprehensive list of issues, as people describe them in different ways. I would include anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationships, life changing decisions among the issues that I can help you with. I have worked with young adults, adults and a post-natal support group. Prior to becoming a counsellor I spent many years in the workplace and have extensive experience of dealing with work-related stress, bullying, issues around redundancy including the impact on the remaining workforce, the impact of change and so on. If we decided at our initial session that we were unable to work together there would be no charge for that session.
How much does counselling cost?
My fees are £35 per session for individual clients and couples. Payment is made by cheque or cash at each session. Each session will last between 50 minutes and an hour. There are a limited number of reduced fee places available for student counsellors and those experiencing financial difficulty.
How many counselling sessions will I need?
This varies from person to person and we will discuss this at our initial session. We will review on a regular basis.
How often are the sessions?
This will be agreed at our initial session, usually weekly or fortnightly.
Where are sessions held?
All sessions are held at my practice room in Macclesfield.