Frequently asked questions


Q: Will the information I share in my counselling sessions be kept confidential?

A: Confidentiality is at the heart of the counselling relationship, because it is essential that the client can trust their counsellor. So yes, information is kept confidential. There are a couple of limitations though; where there is a clear legal duty for the counsellor to disclose information, or where there is the risk of serious harm being done to either the client or another person. Confidentiality will be discussed in more detail in our first session together.

Q: How many sessions will I need?

A: This is entirely down to the individual client and is something that will be regularly reviewed throughout the therapy.

Q: How often will I need to have sessions and how long is a session?

A: Therapy is usually on a weekly basis and we will try to organise a regular day and time. Each session is 50 minutes. 

Q: How much do you charge?

A: My fee is £45, and this is payable by cash, cheque or direct bank transfer. I ask that payment is made on the day of the appointment.

Q: What are your hours of work?

A: I work Monday to Friday and have daytime and evening appointments. 

Q: What is the best way to contact you to make an appointment?

A: Please call 07449 001710 or email 

Q: Where are you based?

A: I work in Streatley, West Berkshire. 

Q: What is the BACP and why is it important that my counsellor is a member of this organisation?

A: The BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), has over 41,000 members and is the counselling profession's largest body in the UK. BACP members sign up to and adhere to the Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedure. This provides an assurance to clients that members are practicing in an ethical and professional way. 


I am a registered member of the BACP. This means that I am required to have ongoing continuing professional development through regular training sessions and workshops. I am also required to have monthly supervision to ensure that I am working in my clients’ best interests at all times. As a member of the BACP I abide by, and have great respect for, the guidelines within the Ethical Framework.


For more information about the BACP, please click on the logo below: 

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