Frequently Asked Questions

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Can anyone come to counselling?

Short answer, yes! You do not need to have a referral from a doctor to come to counselling, it is up to you to decide if you would like to attend a session. Upon enquiry I will give a brief explanation of the counselling process to make sure it sounds like what you're looking for. For more information, read the 'Therapy' page.

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How many sessions will I need?

This will differ depending on each individual and what they wish to bring to the counselling sessions. We will discuss this further in our first session but ultimately it is up to you to decide how many sessions you would like to attend.

How much will it cost?

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £45 per session. If you can commit to 6 consecutive weeks at the same appointment time you can have a discount of 6 session for £240.


You can pay in cash or by bank transfer up to 24 hours before our session.

What happens in the sessions?

Counselling is a talking therapy and I will offer you a safe space to share what you would like to bring to counselling, in a room free from judgement. Some clients may find particular things difficult to talk about and I can offer alternative methods such as creative tasks, worksheets and props to help us explore certain topics if this is something you are interested in. For more on what happens in the sessions please read the 'Therapy' page.

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Do I have to be over 18 to attend counselling?

I currently offer counselling to individuals who are 12 plus. There are some slight differences to counselling a client under the age of 18 which I can discuss in further detail upon contact.

I need to speak to someone urgently.

If you feel unable to wait until your next session to speak to someone, please call the Samaritans (a registered charity aimed at helping people in emotional distress) on 116 123 or email them at jo@samaritans.org

You do not have to be feeling suicidal to speak with the Samaritans.