Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer a free introductory appointment?
I offer an introductory telephone appointment of up to 20 minutes - this is free of charge.
This call allows you the time and space to ask any questions you may have and consider whether I could be the right counsellor for you, as well as providing the opportunity for me to learn from from you about your support needs.
How much do appointments cost?
Counselling Appointments: 50 minute video or telephone appointment - £45 payable by BACS transfer
Clinical Supervision Appointment: 1.5 hour video or telephone appointment - £65 payable by BACS transfer
How often would I have counselling appointments, and how long do they last?
Counselling Appointments last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly - this helps to ensure continuity. Following your assessment appointment, we usually agree a frequency and book a set of appointments so that your preferred time and day is kept free for you. However, this is flexible and we can discuss alternative options to best suit your needs and budget.
How often would I have supervision appointments, and how long do they last?
The BACP “Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions” suggests that individual supervision takes place for a minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month, therefore we will agree to work to this guidance unless there are circumstances which dictate a different way of ensuring your supervision needs are met (e.g., to meet twice a month for one hour each time). Our appointments will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time, usually at the same time and day each month to ensure consistency.
What professional body are you a member of?
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP - more information about the organisation can be found on their website www.bacp.co.uk
Where are you based?
I am based in Leeds, however currently I am working solely online, offering video and telephone appointments. Video appointments take place using Zoom - you will be provided with a unique link and password for each appointment.