Frequently Asked Questions

Is counselling right for me?

Counselling isn’t about being told what to do. It’s about having the opportunity to share your experiences without fear of judgement in which your understanding of yourself and the situation you find yourself in becomes clearer, enabling you to find a resolution and understanding that you can take with you throughout your life.

If you’re wondering if counselling is right for you at this point in your life, please email or phone me so we could talk it through together. I will offer you a free telephone consultation to help you consider your next move.

Our first session

My priority during our first session is that you feel safe as we begin to get to know each other. We will have the opportunity to think together about your priorities and how we may begin working. There will be no commitment from you at any point to continue.


Our work together will be totally confidential. The only circumstance I would need to share personal information about you is if I was significantly concerned about your or somebody else’s safety. I would inform you if this was the case.

How long will the process take?

This is a difficult question to answer because it is very personal to the situation and individual. Most people find attending regular sessions helpful so that their understanding of their problems is able to gradually and steadily evolve. Counselling often involves facing some difficult feelings and working through them can take some time. We can discuss this throughout the process to ensure you feel empowered to make this decision for yourself. If your budget is a concern please get in touch to discuss available options.

Each session will last 50 minutes.

How I work

I work integratively which means I am able draw on several different counselling approaches so that the support I provide is right for you. If you would like to know more about this, please feel free to ask me.