What to Expect
I offer full 1 hour sessions either over the phone, online or in person in a designated counselling room in my home, close to Mansfield Town Centre in Nottinghamshire.
Whilst the telephone sessions are straightforward, so too are the online sessions. This is as simple as clicking a link sent to you via an email. All you will need is either a smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC with a camera, inbuilt mic and speaker to access the online sessions. You will need to make sure that you are in a room alone without the liklighood or being disturbed and should avoid supervising young children. This time is just for you.
If you are apprehensive about working online, I can support you by calling on the phone first to help you get connected.
It's not the best idea to arrange a session when you're at work, even if you have understanding co-workers or managers, as it can't really hold people back from opening up. For the same reason, I would not recommend going to work or going directly into another activity immediately after the sessions, you will need time to think over what was discussed.
At the beginning of the first session, we will already have established what your goals are in therapy during the free 30 minute telephone or online consultation, so I will ask you what you would like to talk about today. You might feel unsure about where to begin, especially in the first full session. However, rest assured that I will support you in a warm and friendly way to figure out where to start.
After that, it will feel very much like a conversation, the difference being that you will be choosing what is discussed and I will be checking to make sure I am understanding you as fully as possible rather than me choosing what to discuss, giving you advice or telling you what to do.
By creating a warm, safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences, you will have the opportunity to experience a deeper understanding of your past, present, others and yourself. This can begin to help set you free from difficult emotions such as guilt, shame, fear, regret, deep sadness, anger and more. Anxious, bitter, depressed and / or deeply self-critical thinking styles and behaviours will begin to melt away, allowing your true potential to come forward.
30 Minute consultation over the phone or online is FREE
All sessions are £50 for one full hour.
Telephone sessions take place at the expense of the counsellor (i.e. I call you)
Face to Face sessions are based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Remote sessions utilise a video platform via 'Psychology Today'
(link provided and no downloading / signing in necessary)
Upon inquiry, a limited number of places are available at a reduced rate for lower income / older children & adolescent clients.
Payment for all sessions is required 24 hours+ in advance of each session and sessions are payable if cancellations are made with less than 24 hours notice.