Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect when I make contact?

The first contact by either telephone, email or text will give you a chance to ask me any questions you may have about my qualifications, experience and how I work. You will also be able to explain briefly what you would like help with.

I feel daunted about picking up the telephone to speak to a stranger – can you help?

Sometimes when you are experiencing difficult feelings and emotions, it can be very challenging to even think about picking up the ‘telephone to speak to someone who is unknown to you.  This is very natural and if you prefer to email then that is ok. Making the initial contact and the first meeting is often the most daunting but as a skilled therapist I will help to put you at ease.

What problems can you help with?

These are some of the problems I have helped with:
addiction problems, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bullying in education or work, confusion, cultural issues, debt, depression, eating disorders, family illness and carer issues, family problems including breakdown and divorce, identity issues, loneliness and isolation, low self-esteem, medical problems, panic attacks, physical disability, pregnancy and abortion, relationship problems, sexuality issues, situational crisis or trauma, suicidal feelings, survivor of abuse, including sexual abuse, unemployment problems and work related stress.

How long will I need counselling or psychotherapy?

This is variable and is negotiated between us.  Counselling tends to be shorter term work and can be anything from six sessions to 20 sessions.  Many people start with six sessions and sometimes that is enough, or else it may be appropriate to continue. 

Some people come with a fixed idea about a certain number of sessions and others don’t have a firm idea and work without setting a finish date.  Whether short or long term, we will include regular review dates.

Do I need counselling or psychotherapy?

This will be discussed at the assessment session and is not only based on clinical need but also on your preferences.

How much will it cost?

My fees are £55.00 for assessments and ongoing counselling or psychotherapy.   I also have consessions if spaces permit, please ask at the time of booking.

What can I expect at the first meeting?

The first meeting is a two way process whereby we explore together in more detail what has led you to seek help; how your life is at the moment and what you would like to get from the counselling or therapy.  I will be assessing your clinical need and you will be discovering how I work and if you feel comfortable with me, further sessions can be booked. 

Do you have evening appointments available?

Yes, please call to discuss what day and time would suit you.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Location

North Cambridge, CB4

Telephone

Tel: 01223 526 932
Mob: 07946 549 321
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