Frequently asked questions
What is counselling?
Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about your problems with someone who will listen to you and understand your point of view, whilst helping you to make the changes you want to make. Doing this with someone who's been trained to listen effectively and who isn't already involved in your life can be really helpful. People who have counselling often say they feel happier and more able to cope with life's challenges.
What kind of counselling do you do?
I am qualified in humanistic counselling and specialise in the person-centred approach to therapy. That means it's my aim to understand things from your perspective, empathise with you and accept you, whilst supporting you to develop self-awareness and make the changes. It's not my job to judge or analyse you.
I am experienced in working with individual clients of all ages and couples. I also offer therapy for counsellors in training.
What happens in the first session?
Your first session is a chance to have an informal chat for us to get to know
each other. It's also an opportunity for you to say what you want to get
from counselling and decide if you'd like to book more sessions.
Where do the sessions take place?
I use a private counselling room at Bodyzone, 31A Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.
It's a 5 minute walk from Eastbourne Train Station and there is on street pay
and display parking available nearby.
How long is each session?
I allow up to 50 minutes for each session.
How much does each session cost?
Individual counselling = £40 per session
Couple's counselling = £50 per session
Discount: 50% off your first session (£20 individuals, £25 couples)
How can I pay?
Either via bank transfer prior to each session or in cash at the start of each session.
How many sessions will I need?
This can be different for each person or couple. I am able to work with you on a short, medium or long-term basis, usually via weekly appointments. I will encourage you to regularly think about how counselling is helping you so that you can decide whether or not you want to continue with weekly sessions.
What days and times do you offer appointments?
I am available to see clients on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please contact me to check my current availability.
How can I book a session?
If you'd like to book an initial session or if you have any other questions I'd be happy to hear from you and we can have a chat about how I might be able to help.
What does BACP registration/accreditation mean?
BACP stands for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It's the main governing body for the profession in the UK. BACP registration means that I have signed up to the professional register for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. In order to do this I had to show that my counselling training and my ongoing counselling work meets the standards set by the BACP. BACP accreditation means that I have been assessed by the BACP as an experienced practitioner, working to a high standard.