Beginning Counselling

There is a short process to entering counselling, as there is a little paperwork and you may find it helpful to know what to expect.

How much does counselling cost?

It is difficult to say how long your counselling will take and so the total cost is impossible to calculate, but if you don't wish to continue suffering with no hope of recovery whilst you are on a long waiting list, then doesn't it seem like a good option to see someone like myself, in private practice?

If, like many others, you have been suffering a long time, hoping something will change, here is the opportunity to take control back. Your emotions have perhaps got control of you, but in the very act of taking positive action and seeking help, you have already begun to exercise your freedom to rid yourself of unhelpful, habitual ways of thinking – ways that hold you back from living the kind of life you desire so much.

OK, so how much does each session cost?

Counselling with me costs £45 for face-to-face or £40 for online/telephone sessions.

Concessions are available for students etc.

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Payment is required (by BACS, bank card or PayPal) when arranging sessions but my charges are reasonable.


To make a start just get in touch, but please read the rest of this page first so you know what to expect.

If you have a busy lifestyle or travelling to a therapy session is difficult, you might want to see the various forms of online counselling.

Here are the online counselling options.


There are three short forms that need to be completed first.

Initial documents

There is a privacy notice, a questionnaire and a working agreement. This is acccording to UK law, and safe, ethical counselling practice.

You can complete these forms in one of three ways:

  • Secure login system
  • I could email them to you
  • On paper during the first session (face-to-face only)

It's your choice, just let me know which you prefer.

Your First Session

It helps the counselling to be more effective and work faster if you know exactly what it is you want to change. I will ask a question or two to help you decide this. I will also want to explore any expectations you might have of what counselling might be like so you know what to expect.

Once you are comfortable with everything I will work with you so you can achieve what you want.

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"If you change nothing, nothing will change."

Tony Robbins
(American author, philanthropist and life coach)

It's your recovery and you are the expert on you, so I won't advise or judge but will encourage you as you make sense of everything.