I currently offer counselling sessions face to face (strictly adhering to government guidelines), online counselling via Zoom and counselling over the telephone.

FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING

Although phone and online counselling has picked up momentum during the pandemic, many people still prefer face to face counselling.

During this Covid-19 crisis, if a client prefers to do face to face counselling, I am able to provide sessions at a social distance as recommended by government guidelines and request that clients bring their own drinking water (if required) and tissues. I will also kindly request that you allow me to check your temperature with an infrared thermometer. Please see my section on safety measures and precautions during the Covid-19 crisis.

ONLINE THERAPY THROUGH ZOOM

Due to the spread of COVID-19, during the pandemic, the majority of my clients have chosen online therapy over a platform called Zoom, which has a strong privacy policy. Although I will remain open for those clients for whom working face to face is essential, you may find it easier and safer to work with me online or by phone. I have completed additional training in line with the BACP to offer online counselling to my clients. Although there may be a misconception that online counselling is not as effective as face to face counselling, this is actually not the case. Online counselling can be just as effective and has many advantages.

Advantages to Online Therapy Through Zoom

If you live in a remote area or are unable to travel to get to your counselling session for whatever reason. The lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic found counsellors scrambling to try to accommodate their clients who were in crisis. Online counselling offered many clients a way to connect with their counsellors in times of grief, loss, or anxiety. Many of these clients have since then chosen to continue with online counselling.

Online counselling is a good option for those who have difficulty with transport or accessibility or need to self-isolate.

Online counselling also offers greater flexibility within your schedule since you can eliminate the time it takes to travel to your counselling session. As long as you have reliable internet access and a private space, online therapy provides you with a quick and easy access to sessions, especially if you are away on business or out of the area.

USING ZOOM

  1. I will send you a link to the appointment via e-mail.

  2. Using your laptop or computer, please click on the link before the appointment to make sure you can access the virtual waiting area.

  3. The program will most likely ask you to install a small Zoom interface.

  4. You can configure audio and video during the call (click on the Zoom image at the right to watch video).

  5. At the time of your online zoom counselling session I will admit you to the call.

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PHONE COUNSELLING

The convenience of counselling over the phone has many of the same benefits as online counselling. The advantage of using the telephone for counselling (instead of online counselling) is for those who have poor internet connections or have no access to internet. Other reasons why some prefer the phone to online counselling is that some clients prefer not to engage in visual interaction, or may find themselves in situations where it is unsafe to have sessions from home, or have lack of privacy. Should you require counselling over the phone, it is best that we are able to initially meet in person or at least via Zoom.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

As a qualified supervisor working with both individuals and groups, my aim is to nurture and develop a collaborative supervisor-supervisee relationship built on mutual respect and trust. I offer consultative support drawn on my over 15 years of experience as a counsellor. I supervise both individuals and groups and work with supervisees from all modalities, during training and post qualification.  

I have a special interest in supervising trainee counsellors on placements undertaking Person Centred courses and I allow a reduced fee for students. My standard supervision fee for non students is £50 per hour or £75 for 1.5 hours.

If you are interested in arranging a first initial meeting with me to discuss the supervision I offer, please do contact me.

FEES

Face to face, online Zoom counselling, and phone counselling fees are all the same cost.

You are asked to have the same commitment to your phone or online therapy as you would be asked to have for any face-to-face appointments. In addition, punctuality and commitment are just as important, when the work is happening via phone or Zoom.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING SESSIONS

 

My fees are £45 Per 60 minute session for appointments between 9.30 am - 5:00 pm.

 

Evening appointments after 6pm and Saturdays are £50 per session and are limited.

 

Students receive a 10% reduced rate.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION SESSIONS

My fees are £50 per hour or £75 for 1.5 hours.

Trainees and students receive a 10% reduced rate.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME COUNSELLING

For Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Counselling, please contact me for details.