How it works

 Psychotherapy/ Bereavement counselling

Before you make your first appointment, you might like to have a free no-obligation brief conversation with me over the phone. This way, you can find out more about me and ask questions before deciding on an initial session.    

We will arrange an initial session/assessment where we will discuss your reasons for wanting support at this time; what you hope to get out of it; an opportunity for us both to see if we feel we can work together.

I will be honest with you about how we could work together to address the situation you are facing. This first meeting usually involves a deal of information gathering.

 This initial session, like any subsequent sessions, will last 50 minutes.

  If we then decide to continue, will agree an initial time frame; a location and regular time slot.

It is usual when undertaking psychotherapy or bereavement counselling to have weekly sessions, same time on a specific day. It is important that you can commit to a 50-minute session regularly to make sure that you get the most out of your sessions.

How many sessions will you need?

Typically psychotherapy is long-term ie a minimum of six months; bereavement counselling can be anything from 12 sessions to over a year.

However, the length of time cannot be guaranteed as needs vary from client to client but we will review on a regular basis to enable us to assess progress.

Coaching – Career; Business and Executive

The process is the same for coaching sessions however the time frame and frequency for coaching sessions differs.

Usually starting with a 1.5 to 2hrs initial session, followed by fortnightly or monthly sessions, usually an hour, over an agreed period of time ie three - six months. The format is agreed in the initial session depending on the identified outcomes and can be amended by mutual agreement as the work progresses.

Telephone or Skype sessions

While there is no complete substitute for face to face contact, psychotherapy; bereavement counselling or career coaching over the telephone or Skype offers a number of the usual benefits: thoughts, experiences and feelings can still be communicated and related to meaningfully, issues can be explored and support provided.

Telephone/Skype sessions can be useful if the appointment cannot be kept for practical reasons or if the distance is occasionally a problem. The fee and cancellation period are the same.

To book a free no-obligation call, please call on 07757 711851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If I am unable to answer your call I will call you back promptly and discreetly.







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