Is counselling/therapy for me?
Counselling or psychotherapy provides the opportunity to talk face to face with a qualified therapist about various issues such as: anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship issues, family crisis, trauma or anger management.
You may also want to use therapy for your own personal development.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
The terms counselling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, although counselling sometimes refers to shorter-term treatment and psychotherapy to longer-term treatment.
How do I get an appointment?
For an appointment please phone on or email . You may have to leave a message but I will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that the message leaving service is completely confidential.
How long will I have to wait for an appointment?
Depending on when you can be available, appointments may be available within a week. For more popular times there may be a longer wait, but you will be advised on that in our initial discussion.
How long do sessions last?
How often are the sessions held?
Sessions are usually held weekly but can also be held fortnightly.
How many sessions will I have?
This will depend on the therapy you undertake. It is usual to plan for an initial six sessions but it could be longer-term work over a number of years.
How much do sessions cost?
£80 per session. I provide a limited number of sessions at £45 for those with limited funds.
If I miss a session, do I have to pay?
Yes, unless 48 hours notice is given. It is important that appointments are kept as late cancellations mean that others cannot use the time for therapy.
How do I pay?
What if I do not want to continue with counselling?
You are not committed past the appointment you have booked. However, it is always advisable to have a closing session.
Where are you based?
In private rooms in Woodbridge, details will be given when our first appointment is booked.
Do you have disabled access?
I’m afraid this is limited. My rooms are on the ground floor but there are a couple of small steps to get into the house and toilets are on the first floor.
Can I get public transport?
Bus numbers 63, 64 and 65 stop nearby and I am fifteen minutes from Woodbridge train station.
Is there parking available?
Yes, free parking available outside.
Can I talk to you between sessions?
No, this is not usual practice. Apart from the booking or cancelling of sessions, all communication takes place within our sessions.
Is it confidential?
All information, both given and received during counselling sessions, is confidential within professional boundaries and the law. This will be explained fully at your first session.
What type of information will you keep about me?
I will keep your name, address, age, GP practice and contact information and session notes. These are completely confidential and kept in a secure location, in line with the Data Protection ICO regulations.
How do I make a complaint?
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework. Should you have a complaint, you can contact them on .