Essentials & Links

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What do you charge for counselling?

The initial assessment appointment is £20.00.

My hourly sessions are charged at £40.00. As a firm believer in counselling being accessible to all, I do offer concessions in certain circumstances.

How long will it take?

We can arrange to meet on a open ended basis or alternatively, for an agreed period of time or number of sessions.

Some people are ready to end after only a few sessions, whereas some choose to spend a longer time in counselling.

Does counselling work?

There is a raft of evidence that supports the successful outcomes of counselling. If you would like further, detailed information you can find it from such places as Exeter University and the BACP, who carry out research and studies on the topic. I will happily help you to find it if required.

The relationship between the counsellor and their client is paramount. If you do not feel that we can develop an open, honest and comfortable relationship, I will not be offended should you decide another counsellor to be a better fit.

Some of the issues helped by counselling:

  • Stress, personal crisis or major changes
  • Past & childhood issues
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Feelings of isolation & hopelessness
  • Loss & bereavement
  • Work related problems & redundancy
  • Depression
  • Addiction/Recovery from substance misuse
  • Recurring issues & behavioural patterns
  • Low self-confidence/esteem
  • Abuse – past or present
  • Bullying & emotional abuse
  • Spirituality
  • If your particular concern is not listed please do contact me – the list is not exhaustive.

 

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A selection of links you might find helpful:

Action East Devon ~ Support and services to aid a happier and healthier life ~ info@actioneastdevon.org.uk ~ Telephone: 01404 549045

Addaction ~ Help with addiction ~ addaction.org.uk

Age UK ~ ageuk.org.uk ~ Telephone: 0800 6781174

Alzheimer’s Society ~ alzheimers.org.uk ~ Telephone: 0300 222 1122

Christians Against Poverty ~ Help with debt ~ capuk.org ~ Telephone: 0161 233 6909

Different Together ~ For partners of people affected by Aspergers/ASC ~ different-together.co.uk

The Samaritans ~ samaritans.org ~ Telephone: 116 123

SMART Recovery ~ Help with addiction ~ smartrecovery.org.uk