When booking an initial assessment (first session) I ask for the session fee to be paid by bank transfer 48 hours in advance of the appointment time to secure your slot. Ongoing session fees can either continue to be paid in advance by bank transfer or by cash/ card at your session.
Staff well-being is becoming an increasingly important aspect of running a business. Whether your company is large or small I am able to offer a package of counselling sessions to your employees with no set up or ongoing fees. Sessions can be agreed on a weekly basis and invoiced monthly.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend your appointment. Where 48 hours notice is given, I will attempt to reschedule your session to another time slot within the same week. For sessions cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment time, or for missed appointments the full fee will be charged.
I offer sessions between 9 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday. I also have a limited number of evening and Saturday morning appointments available. To make an appointment please call, text or email me.
The first session
The initial assessment is your chance to meet me at my practice to try out the counselling process without any obligation to continue. Working collaboratively we will explore a brief history, what brings you to therapy and what you hope to achieve from your counselling process.
You will have the opportunity to understand more about how I work and together we will formulate a plan for your therapy process, which will remain under regular review to ensure we are meeting your specific needs.
Frequency of sessions
Sessions take place weekly to ensure a strong therapeutic relationship is established and gives the best opportunity to gain what you need from your therapy process. Once established, fortnightly or monthly sessions are an option. I understand life is busy and it is not always possible to attend a regular appointment slot. I aim to be as flexible as I can, so please get in touch to discuss your individual needs.
The therapeutic process is unique to each individual, for some 6-12 sessions will be enough, for others with more complex issues long-term psychotherapy may be more appropriate. At your first session we can understand your difficulties more and agree an initial course of therapy, which will be reviewed as part of your ongoing process.
Improvements following therapy
Therapy occurs in a co-created, safe and professional working relationship and requires regular attendance and engagement. Each clients difficulties, therapy journey and outcome is unique to them, the process often feels positive and exciting and at times uncomfortable or painful. Clients frequently report a reduction in symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression and improved coping ability, as well as the emergence of feeling empowered, more resilient and able to manage their own life. A sense of emotional freedom and liberation from the past.
My practice is based within The West Street Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, Fareham. A 5 minute walk from the bus station, 10-15 minute walk from the train station. The Centre is easily accessible from Portsmouth and Southampton via junction 11 of the M27.