Frequently Asked Questions
How do I arrange a counselling session?
Phone me on +44(0)7581 325846 or email email@example.com. If you get my confidential voicemail, just leave your name and number and I'll call you back as soon as I can. For face-to-face counselling, I have premises in central Bristol. I can usually offer an appointment within one week.
How do I know if you are the right counsellor for me?
I can offer a free initial 30 minute consultation meeting if you would like this. It provides a chance for me to answer any questions you may have, and for us to get acquainted before deciding whether to work together.
What does it cost?
Once we have agreed to work together, sessions cost as follows:
Do you offer couple counselling?
Although I'm happy to discuss relationship issues, I currently work with individuals, not with couples. If you are looking for a couples counsellor, I suggest you try the BACP's search facility at www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists. Under "Type of client," select "Couples." Good luck!
I am a manager wanting to refer an employee for counselling: can you help?
Yes, I regularly accept referrals from local firms where employees require counselling support. I am also happy to discuss referrals from Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers, and have a great deal of experience of this type of counselling.
Which is best: face-to-face or telephone counselling?
Some people like their counsellor to be physically in the room, but others prefer to work via the phone, perhaps because of location, travel distance or family commitments. For expat Britons looking for an English language counsellor, phone is especially good. The choice is yours. I'm happy to discuss the possibilities with you if that will help you decide.
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Where are you based and how do I get there?
I have premises in central Bristol BS1 5BB, where there are car parks nearby and excellent public transport links. Contact me for full directions.
What if I need to cancel or rearrange a counselling session?
Please give as much notice as you can. If an appointment is cancelled, rearranged or not attended at less than 24 hours' notice, a charge will be made.
When should I stop coming to counselling?
You'll probably know instinctively when you're ready to end. There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions. It is a good idea to tell me when you think you're getting near that stage, so we can draw the counselling to a proper close.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework concerning confidentiality. This means I shall keep what you tell me private. In rare circumstances, if I thought there was a risk of harm to you or to another person, or if required by the law, we might need to discuss this further.