What To Expect


I work from my home in Brentwood, the counselling room is comfortable and completely private. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.


Our working together will involve:-

  • Agreeing a counselling contract to determine what will be covered in sessions, including confidentiality and your expectations of counselling
  • Encouraging you to talk about issues you feel you cannot normally share with others
  • Actively listening to your concerns
  • Accepting without bias the issues raised by you
  • Helping you work towards a deeper understanding of your concerns
  • Challenging any inconsistencies or negative thoughts
  • Reflecting on your patterns of behaviour
  • Moving your life in the direction that is most meaningful to you
  • Referring you to other sources of help where appropriate

Sessions:-

Each session lasts for 50 minutes, the number of sessions and the frequency is entirely dependent on your individual needs. Counselling and Therapy can be short and goal orientated or open ended. I can accommodate evenings and Saturday appointments.


Fees:-

  • 50 minutes individual session £40.00
  • 50 Minute Couples session £50.00
  • 50 Minute Skype/FaceTime session £40.00

Concessions available for students available on request