Assessments, Appointments & Fees
Often clients contact me by email first. I then request a short telephone conversation to take some details and get a sense of what’s happening for them.
Following this, I offer a free 20 minute consultation which gives the client an opportunity to meet me and ask some questions.
Alternatively, full assessments can be booked over the phone. Please call between 9am and 6pm. There is an answer phone should you wish to leave a short message.
My practice is based in the village of Somersham close to St. Ives, Huntingdon, Ely and approx 15 miles from Cambridge. There is ample free off -road parking with easy access to a comfortable ground floor consulting room and accessible cloakroom facilities.
As a BACP Accredited Counsellor in Private Practice, I perform my own assessments and we meet in my consulting room. As to the assessment process itself, mainly I am interested in hearing your story, told in a way that’s comfortable for you. At the same time I will need to ask some questions, make some checks and write some notes. We will both have questions for each other as we go along and there will also be time at the end. It is a mutual assessment.
How long do sessions last?
Individual counselling sessions last between 50 mins and 1 hour. Allow a little more time for the assessment/consultation.
How long would I need counselling for?
A difficult question to answer but short-term work is mostly 8 to 12 sessions. Longer term work is available if appropriate. Your needs will be discussed during the initial consultation and reviewed on an on-going basis.
Fees for individual work.
Assessment £50.00. On-going sessions: £40.00.
Reduced fees for student counsellors negotiated.
13 standard sessions for the price of 12.
Group work is more cost effective than individual work.
It is expected that missed and cancelled sessions will be paid for.
Fees are reviewed annually.
I’m registered with Bupa and most Private Health Insurers.
Please contact your provider for details and for a pre-authorisation number if requested.