*I strongly believe that counselling should not just be available for those who can afford it. I think mental health and personal growth are the right of everyone, and as a humanistic counsellor my desire is to offer emotional support that values the individual.
Therefore, I am working to keep my services affordable, offering a cheaper service where I can. Our lives have changed in so many ways during the pandemic. The current climate's unpredictability can exasperate our difficulty with managing change all whilst coping with fear, loss, and anxiety is as hard as ever.
Whilst we are in lockdown, I am reducing my fees to new clients to £40 for adults, £30 for under 18 and £50 for couples. Please note, this is for ONLINE counselling whilst face-to-face is suspended to keep us all safe and following Government guidelines.
Online counselling therapy is an alternative way for you to engage in counselling. With social distancing, self-isolation, and the fear that we may become ill, our usual way of face-to-face counselling has been affected.
Like many therapists, I now offer online work following an intensive 80 hour course to ensure I can provide the service you deserve. Being able to see one another gives you the benefits you get from in person counselling but with the convenience of online therapy.
You may think that not being in the room with someone is not the same and in some cases this can be true - connections can go wrong, one or both of us can freeze mid-sentence or interpretations can get lost, however some of this can happen face to face. What does happen is that you we can still hear tone of voice, we can see non-verbal communication, giving you the full experience of being together in the room, and what is important is that you have the space and time to be with another where you will be seen and heard.
• Counselling therapy from your own home at a time that suits you
• Secure encrypted software offers confidentiality and peace of mind
• Therapy at a time, place and pace that suits you
• Some find it easier to express their feelings by writing it down and this can be done via online chat
• Access to counselling may be more immediate, offering you counselling when you need it
• Flexibility to choose the technology you feel is best for you: telephone or webcam