Many of my clients self-refer by contacting me directly by email or by telephone: 07930 824504. Some of my clients are referred by the clinics in which I work, while others are referred to me by their employers.
Normally a counselling session consists of a conversation held between two people in the same room. However, if a client finds it difficult to attend such a session (because of disability or geographical isolation, for instance), it may be possible for them to be counselled via telephone. If you would like to know more about telephone counselling please contact me to discuss the matter further.
Counselling is not about issuing advice. Instead, we work together to unravel your difficulties and to make sense of them; then we can look at ways to move forward.
Everyone is unique, as are their problems. However, the list below includes some of the more common causes of concern that clients bring to me:
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder
The number of sessions you require will be discussed in the initial consultation. However, it is usual to review this question periodically and to address the question of when to end during sessions, in a collaborative manner.
Should you arrive late, the session will begin immediately and we will need to end at the usual time.
I require at least 24 hours notice, during normal working hours (i.e. 9am-5pm), prior to the session that is being cancelled in order for you to avoid being charged the full amount for that session. This does not include Bank Holidays; therefore if a 10am Tuesday appointment needs to be cancelled and it falls directly after a Bank Holiday Monday, I will need to be informed on the Friday before if the cancelled session is not to incur a charge.
The following is a list of websites for organisations that will be able to provide additional information to you:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)