Frequently Asked Questions
How long does each therapy session take?
Online and telephone counselling sessions last up to 50 minutes
How many sessions should I have?
People may decide to have a set number of sessions or leave it open-ended, there is no optimal number of sessions, Your counsellor will discuss with you what might best suit your needs
How often should I have a session?
Generally speaking one session a week tends to be more useful, but there can be flexibility depending on your current circumstances.
What type of therapy can you offer?
I am trained to use person-centred, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic therapies. You can discuss these in more detail in a free 30 minute consultation session
Can you help with other issues?
Yes. I have experience of working therapeutically with a wide range of issues including; depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship difficulties and LGBTQIA+ related issues.
How do I know you are qualified to provide counselling?
Please see the 'Your Counsellor' page where you can access copies of my qualifications and professional registration.
How can I find out if counselling is for me?
Book a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your thoughts about counselling, allay any fears and understand how counselling may be helpful.
Do you offer in-person counselling?
Presently, all therapy is delivered remotely, however in-person sessions may be arranged for people residing in or near Poole, Dorset.
How can I pay for sessions?
Payment for sessions is required in advance via credit/debit card or bank transfer.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
I offer concessionary fees to a limited number of people
Will my insurance cover the cost of the sessions?
Please get in touch to discuss your individual circumstances.